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Jerry Falwell Jr. Tells of Repeated Hospitalizations; Plans to Stay Connected at Liberty U

By Julie Roys
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Jerry Falwell, Jr., recuperating from treatment for pulmonary emboli at NYU Langone Health in Manhattan. (Source: Instagram)

Jerry Falwell, Jr., announced on Instagram that he’s been in and out of the hospital four times over the past seven months for pulmonary emboli—blockages in the arteries of the lungs, which can be life-threatening.

The disgraced, former president of Liberty University (LU) also signaled that he plans to stay connected with Liberty, despite resigning amidst sexual and financial scandal.

“Students at LU have asked why I’ve been so ‘absent’ from LU,” Falwell wrote. “Well now you know it’s because my blood oxygen saturation has been between 77 and 92 since August (normal is 96-99). I didn’t even have the strength to go on TV to refutes lies in the press.”

Falwell disclosed that he spent last week in New York University (NYU) Langone Health, one of the nation’s premiere academic medical centers in the heart of Manhattan. He added that the “world renown experts at NYU found the problem and prescribed blood thinners that should dissolve the clots in weeks of months.”

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Falwell also posted on Instagram that he attended the first home game for Liberty Men’s Lacrosse on Saturday.

Falwell resigned from Liberty in August and days later announced that the university would give him a $10.5 million severance package, despite Falwell’s alleged wrongdoing. 

In September, Falwell reportedly told a news reporter that he’s in “constant communication with University leadership and is assisting in running the University.” Liberty General Counsel David M. Corry sent a letter to staff in response, instructing them not to take “direction or orders about the University from Falwell” or do “favors” for him. Corry stated that all advice or information needed by Liberty from Falwell must come through Interim President Jerry Prevo

In October, Jerry Falwell, Jr., filed a lawsuit against Liberty for alleged defamation. Falwell has since dropped that lawsuit, though he said he is continuing “to keep all options on the table for an appropriate resolution to the matter.”

In November, Falwell posted a picture on Instagram of the university’s new, $65 million, 125,000-square-foot Liberty Arena. Falwell said he “enjoyed touring the new basketball arena and tunnel,” which did not open to the public until December 2020.

Falwell’s son, Trey Falwell, remains vice president of support services at Liberty University and his cousin, Laura Wallace, is Liberty’s executive vice president of human resources.



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15 Responses

  1. The way God “cleans house” is oftentimes frightening BUT necessary.
    Christian…let’s get OUR HOUSE in order…

  2. Repeated pulmonary emboli can result from lingering effects of Covid. Betcha he caught it, given that Liberty decided not to enforce any safety regs.

  3. Why are you still reporting on Fallwell? He is no longer president. I don’t get it. Find a positive story or find a legitimate issue to expose.

      1. Kristy and John,
        So why are you reading her?
        Where or when did Julie brag?
        She is tough skinned though.
        She needs to be .
        She’s not perfect, but she is pretty good if she has some critics; a sign of success.

    1. I mean Mr. Falwell is still blaming the media. I think that many here that are being criticized for being judgmental are actually speaking about the lack of honesty and repentance.

  4. Everybody now knows that Jerry Falwell, Jr. loves to watch more than just lacrosse.

    If he got COVID, it was not from his wife. He practiced social distancing from her…during those intimate times.

  5. When a Pastor leaves a church under controversial circumstances, there are usually terms in a separation agreement that include that the pastor has to stay away from the church to allow it to move forward without distraction or division. The folks at Liberty were fools if they didn’t insist on a similar clause with Falwell.

    And as somebody who had a PE about 10 years ago, having multiple ones is a pretty big deal. Agree with the commenter who noted that it could be from Covid (even if he was otherwise asymptomatic) since clotting issues are a common complication. And Lord knows he wasn’t taking wise precautions to avoid contracting or spreading the virus.

  6. Sexual repression as demanded by most churches seems to incite fetish’s and perversions as the internal desires of individuals have no healthy secure avenues of modification or realization causing manifestations unacceptable publicly. (Ask the Pope)

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