Phil Collingsworth: Brain Surgery successful
Phil Collingsworth Sr., father/baritone for the Collingsworth Family, is scheduled to undergo brain surgery tomorrow at the University of Cincinnati. The surgery will be conducted by Dr. John Tew, who has been a leading neurosurgeon for decades; Tew was Professor and Chairman of the Division of Neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine from 1983-2002, at which point he handed the leadership role to another surgeon. The surgery advanced and specialized, such that the university plans to make a video recording for future instructional purposes.
While SouthernGospelBlog.com has been aware of the upcoming surgery for a week or two, the family had requested that we not discuss it publicly, out of a desire to avoid sensationalizing the surgery. However, new information received today about the severity of the operation led them to change their mind. Phil states, “Kim & I would appreciate the prayers of anyone you know who knows the power of prayer!”
UPDATE (9:57 PM): Courtney Collingsworth posted more information on her Facebook page: “He will be having brain surgery to move a brainstem artery that is compressing one of the nerves that controls the movement on the right side of his face!”
UPDATE (12/14, 11:19 AM): Via multiple sources, he is now out of surgery, and it went well.
UPDATE (12/15, 5:00 PM): He is now home.