In April 2011, Elder Hales also missed general conference due to health reasons. He and President Monson will be absent from this session of general conference. Please join us in praying for him and his family!
LDS Church apostle Elder Robert D. Hales has been hospitalized for several days, with ongoing medical attention to preclude him from attending general conference sessions this weekend, the church announced today.
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"Elder Robert D. Hales was admitted to the hospital several days ago for treatment of pulmonary and other conditions," said Eric Hawkins, spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "To permit their continued medical attention to Elder Hales, his doctors have determined that he should not participate in the Church's general conference this weekend."