Andraé Crouch Hospitalized With “Serious Health Complications”

Andrae' Crouch
Andrae’ Crouch

Andraé Crouch, a Grammy-winning gospel musician and songwriter who also directed the choirs that sang on Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror and Madonna’s Like a Prayer, has been hospitalized with what his sister says are “serious health complications.”

Crouch, 72, had been hospitalized in December, forcing the postponement of his Let the Church Say Amen Celebration Tour, which had been scheduled to start Dec. 6 in Philadelphia.

“On Saturday, January 3rd, my brother, Andraé Crouch, was taken to the hospital so that medical staff could more directly address some serious health complications that had arisen,” Sandra Crouch said in a statement Monday morning. “At this time, Andraé is being attended to by a medical team, and we are so grateful for their wonderful care. We are also so grateful for the many thousands of people around the world who are praying for Andraé right now. We ask for your continued prayer — that Andraé will respond positively to the medical attention being given to him at this time, and that he will fully recover from this current health complication.”

Crouch’s best-known gospel songs include The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power, My Tribute (To God Be the Glory) and Soon and Very Soon, which was sung at Jackson’s public memorial service. He and his sister serve as pastors of the New Christ Memorial Church in San Fernando, Calif.

Brian Mansfield

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