Update: January 15, 2017
Bishop Eddie Long has sadly passed away. He was 63-years-old. A statement from his church explained that he battled cancer for a very long time. His wife, Vanessa Long, filed for divorce in 2011 after four boys accused him of sexual misconduct. A year later, Vanessa called off the divorce.
Additional information is provided in the following video:
Is Bishop Eddie Long sick? In the video at the bottom of this post, the church leader looks like he’s fighting a chronic illness. He’s back in the news because of his weight loss, but many believe he has cancer of HIV. The Bishop recently made an appearance at his New Birth Missionary Church. Members of the congregation didn’t recognize the Bishop.
Bishop Eddie Long recently admitted that he was struggling with a health challenge but he didn’t provide any details. He explained that he was able to lose weight thanks to the healthy diet he maintains. Twitter’s reaction to the church leader’s new look was unforgettable. Check out some of our favorite tweets below.
|Bishop Eddie Long Illness Cancer Weight Loss Sick|
The tweet below shows before and after pictures of Long. Many believe that the Bishop is battling a serious health issue.
Atlanta’s own Bishop Eddie Long looks unrecognizable in new photos. Many speculate a serious health issue, he says, “God has healed him”. pic.twitter.com/TroiiDD9Lp
— Everything Georgia (@GAFollowers) December 28, 2016
Eddie Long loos like the black Mr. Burns from The Simpsons according to the tweet below:
Bishop Eddie Long look like Mr Burns from The Simpsons pic.twitter.com/7j91aycD19
— Jimi aka Mr. Smith (@JimiEarly) December 28, 2016
The following tweet includes code language. “House-In-Virginia” is code for HIV and “Apartment-In-Dallas is code for AIDS.
Where’s Bishop Eddie Long’s church located? Because it appears he has a House-In-Virginia or an Apartment-In-Dallas pic.twitter.com/kevtQ1xQpr
— Beige Loaf✨ (@DamnTiff_Monae) December 28, 2016
The tweet below doesn’t quite insult the church leader but “Karma is Real!”
Hey Y’all!!! I’m not even going to say one unkind word about Eddie Long. 😐 It is what it is. “Karma is Real!” #ThatsAll
— #BrittFitℹ (@brijh) December 28, 2016