April 4, 2017
Writer: Mackenzie Holbrook
The President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Thomas S. Monson, was admitted to the hospital yesterday.
Eric Hawkins, a spokesman for the Church, told Deseret News that President Monson was not feeling well last night and he was admitted to the hospital.
"[President Monson] has received treatment and fluids and will hopefully be released soon," Hawkins said.
President Monson attended the Saturday morning and evening sessions of the 187th Annual General Conference, as well as the Sunday morning and Priesthood sessions, but he stayed home for the Sunday afternoon session to conserve his energy.
According to the Deseret News, two years ago after the April 2015 General Conference, President Monson was feeling the effects of his advancing age.
"He comes to the office every day, attends all First Presidency and committee meetings, leads the discussion and makes decisions," Hawkins said in 2015. "The workload of the First Presidency is up to date. President Monson has always been private about his health, but appreciates the prayers and sustaining support of church members, as do all of the First Presidency and the Twelve."