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Prayers for Andraé Crouch: Gospel Legend Hospitalized

01-04-2015

Gospel legend Andraé Crouch is in the hospital and is seriously ill, according to the family.

His sister, Sandra Crouch, announced he was taken to the hospital Monday with serious health complications.

"At this time, Andraé is being attended by a wonderful medical team, and we are so grateful for the thousands of people around the world who are praying for Andraé right now," she said in a press statement.

She asked for continued prayer for Andraé's full recovery but did not specify what exactly the singer was battling.

During the making of his album Mighty Wind in 2006, Andraé told CBN he had a cancerous growth on his throat. When doctors cut it out, the discovered seven nodes or polyps surrounding it. Andraé said when the doctors checked it again after cutting the growth, the nodes were gone.

He also told CBN his mother, father, and brother all died of cancer.

Andraé said then he told the devil, "The buck stops here," and that no matter what he will praise God.

The Grammy Award-winner has been making gospel music since he was 14 years old and has been in the music industry for more than four decades.

He's collaborated on projects with Paul Simon, Quincy Jones, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Barbara Madrell, Elton John, Madonna, Vanessa Williams, and many others. He also serves as a co-pastor at New Christ Memorial Church in San Fernando, California.

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