Author and Bible teacher Joyce Meyer has had several significant health problems recently, but shared last week on her social media that she is on the mend. In a video posted Thursday, June 29, Meyer said that she took a fall and has been in a wheelchair.
“As you know, I’ve had some down time because of a fall that I took, a broken ankle, and a back surgery that developed a blood clot and caused problems in the other leg,” said Meyer. “And I’ve actually been in a wheelchair for the last month, but today, I got some really good news. I went to the orthopedic doctor and they completely took me off of the wheelchair. I have to wear a walking boot for three weeks, but I’m on full weight-bearing, which is amazing.”
Meyer said that by the end of July, she “will be walking on my own two feet again. I just got to do a…couple weeks on a walker and get my ankle used to walking again.”
Joyce Meyer: ‘I Am Excited’
Joyce Meyer, who turned 80 on June 4, is the founder of Joyce Meyer Ministries and a New York Times bestselling author. In the past, Meyer has been associated with the prosperity gospel, although she has since distanced herself from those views.
In 2007, she was one of several televangelists (including Benny Hinn, Paula White, Creflo Dollar and Kenneth Copeland) who had their finances investigated by the U.S. Senate. Meyer’s ministry complied with the investigation (which found no evidence of wrongdoing among any of the ministries) and took steps toward greater transparency.
Meyer’s website shows that a conference scheduled in Nashville, Tennessee, on Aug. 4-5 was canceled. The next conference is set to take place Sept. 15-16 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Meyer’s Love Life Women’s Conference will take place Oct. 19-21 in San Antonio. That event features Bishop T.D. Jakes, Sadie Robertson Huff, Lisa Bevere, Natalie Grant and Danny Gokey.
“I am excited,” said Meyer in her video, “and pretty soon we’ll be back with new [podcast] episodes of ‘Talk It Out,’ and I’m really looking forward to the women’s conference in San Antonio.”