In a recent statement, President Russell M. Nelson, the esteemed leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, candidly addressed rumors surrounding his health. Confirming the speculations, President Nelson acknowledged that he has occasionally faced challenges with balance, leading to the use of a walker or wheelchair on certain occasions. However, he approached the topic with his characteristic resilience and optimism.
Dispelling any doubts, President Nelson shared, “You may have heard a rumor that someone saw me somewhere using a walker or a wheelchair. Well, it’s not a rumor.” Recognizing the natural course of life as he approaches the centenary mark, he expressed understanding regarding the emergence of such minor issues. Yet, he expressed gratitude for the strength of his heart, the vigor of his spirit, the resilience of his legs, and the sharpness of his mind.
Addressing the members of the Church and extending his love, President Nelson conveyed his deep affection for his “dear brothers and sisters.” He affirmed his gratitude for the opportunity to serve both the Lord and the congregation each day. With an unwavering faith and perspective, he encouraged his followers to consider balance challenges as insignificant compared to the greater worries of life. President Nelson concluded his statement by declaring, “Onward and upward!”
President Russell M. Nelson, at 98 years of age, continues to lead the global Church with determination, dedication, and a steadfast commitment to his faith. His candid acknowledgment of his balance challenges serves as an example of his transparency and resilience, inspiring millions of followers worldwide. As President Nelson navigates this phase of his life, he remains an influential figure and source of inspiration for those who admire his unwavering devotion to his beliefs and his tireless service to the community.