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Friends, Family of Hillsong Worship Leader Ask for Continued Prayer: 'We Need Prayer Right Now'

  • Amanda Casanova

    Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and…

  • 2019 Aug 30

Friends and family of the Hillsong worship leader who suffered a brain aneurysm after worship on Sunday say Chelsea Taylor still needs prayer.

“Ok people we need prayer RIGHT NOW!!!” wrote friend Emma Fellers on Instagram, according to Faithwire. “Chelsea is going back into theatre apparently she has developed a left arm and facial droop… her brain may have spasmed. God’s got her but please rally right now with us!!”

As Christian Headlines previously reported, last Sunday, Taylor was rushed to the hospital after she said she didn’t feel well at the 8 a.m. worship service at the Hillsong Hills campus in Sydney. She led the opening worship but texted another team member that she was sick. When she continued to feel worse, she was taken to the hospital and underwent a nine-hour brain surgery.

Earlier this week, Cass Langton, Hillsong’s creative team director, posted an update about the singer on Instagram, writing that Taylor’s doctors are hoping to remove the draining tubes in a few days. She said doctors thought it was “really good news and we’re confident.”

“Her results are incredible!” Langton wrote in her post. "They revealed minimal vasospasms that were attended to and the doctors are confident there won't be anymore."

In an update from this week, Fellers said Chelsea was “doing okay” but is “utterly exhausted and needs extra rest.” She will be undergoing angiograms for the vasospasms, which are sudden contractions of the artery’s muscle wall.

“Please pray for [a] successful repeat of this procedure tomorrow to continue to prevent further problems, and supernatural insight for the doctors, supernatural REST and recovery for Chels, and strength for her family!” she added.

The latest update says that Taylor still needs prayers.

“We are praying against these. God is faithful and we are believing for them to stop TODAY,” Fellers wrote on Instagram.
“Chels had a rough night last night. Seems to wake up and get restless because of the neck and back pain. She’s sleeping soundly right now tho. Keep praying guys, Chels needs it and it’s making a difference!!!”

Photo courtesy: Matty Crocker Instagram