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September 14, 2016

Lecresia Campbell: Gospel Star’s “Miracle” Recovery After Stroke

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Gospel powerhouse Lecresia Campbell is recuperating at a rehabilitation hospital after surviving a stroke.

Best known for hits like “Perfect Praise (How Excellent),” “Even Me,” and “Safety,” Campbell suffered her stroke in early August and her initial prognosis from doctors was pretty grim.

“I’m a miracle,” the singer told AlwaysAList.com, while recovering at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. “Despite everything the doctors said, I’m still here and they can’t believe the way I’m progressing.”

Lecresia Campbell

Lecresia Campbell

Campbell had relocated to Atlanta this summer to become the Worship Leader at Pastor Angelic Simmons’ New Citadel Of Hope Christian Church. She was in Atlanta when she had the stroke.

While she’s been going through recovery, the Stellar Award nominee – who Dr. Bobby Jones has publicly declared is his “favorite vocalist” – said she’s grateful for the love and support the Gospel community, church leaders, friends and fans have shown her.

Lecresia Campbell, Lisa Page Brooks & Kurt Carr pose on a red carpet

Lecresia Campbell, Lisa Page Brooks & Kurt Carr pose on a red carpet

“They tell me Erica Campbell prayed down heaven on the radio. I appreciate her for that! But I am grateful for all of the calls, cards and expressions of love from so many of my peers, the industry, family and friends. The outpouring of love and kindness has overwhelmed me,” shared Campbell.

Doctors plan to release Campbell at the end of this month and she’ll continue her journey towards total healing at home. Though she’s vowed to take things slow, the 52-year-old vocalist is eager to get back to singing.

Lecresia Campbell & Jawn Murray after the Mississippi Mass Choir recording in 2013

Jawn Murray & Lecresia Campbell after the Mississippi Mass Choir recording in 2013

Blending soulful Gospel and her classical training, Campbell rose to stardom with her unique approach to sacred sounds that Gospel enthusiasts call “gospera.”

A sought-after psalmist known for her show-stopping guest features, Campbell has recorded with the likes of the Mississippi Mass Choir, Wilmington Chester Mass Choir, Walt Whitman and the Soul Children of Chicago, J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, GMWA Mass Choir, Pastor Brenda Jefferson and others. She was also included on the soundtrack for David E. Talbert’s touring musical “His Woman, His Wife,” on the pivotal ballot “Rediscover Yourself.”

To keep up with Campbell’s health developments, follow her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lecresia.campbell.

This was the last Instagram photo Lecresia Campbell posted before suffering her stroke

This was the last Instagram photo Lecresia Campbell posted before suffering her stroke

 

WATCH: See Lecresia Campbell perform her hit “Safety” at the First Baptist Church of Glen Arden in Maryland.

 






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