Franklin Graham underwent heart surgery in Minnesota on Monday and his doctors anticipate that he will make a full recovery.
"Franklin Graham successfully underwent a specialized heart surgery today at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota," Graham spokesperson Mark Barber noted in a statement to Fox News. "In recent months, Franklin had developed constrictive pericarditis, inflammation, and hardening of the sac around the heart that compresses the heart and prevents it from working properly. The surgery involved removing the pericardium.
"His doctors expect a full recovery and assured him that he should be able to return to his normal activity and ministry schedule," Barber noted. "Mr. Graham said that he is looking forward to multiple opportunities across the globe in 2022 to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and invite people to put their faith in Him. He is also eager to resume riding his motorcycle by springtime. He and his family appreciate everyone's prayers."
Graham, the president and CEO of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, is the son of Billy Graham, the renowned Christian evangelist who passed away in 2018 at the age of 99-years-old.
Franklin Graham said in a December 2020 Facebook post that, "President Trump will go down in history as one of the great presidents of our nation, bringing peace and prosperity to millions here in the U.S. and around the world."
Some people on Twitter reacted to the news of Graham's heart surgery by posting vile comments.
"Franklin Graham has a heart?" a tweet read.
"Are they implanting one to fill the empty hole?" another tweet said.
"Getting rid of the black one…" another person wrote.
"He obviously didn't pray hard enough," another person posted.
"So he couldn't pray for it to heal itself and had to rely on science??? The horror!" another tweet read.
"Bless his bigoted, racist heart," another tweet declared.