VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson returned to The 700 Club on Monday, just 10 days after sustaining an embolic stroke.
On Friday, February 2, the 87-year-old Dr. Robertson was admitted to Sentara Norfolk General after a family member recognized the onset of stroke.
He was administered the clot-busting drug tPA approximately 80 minutes after the onset of symptoms, and within minutes of receiving tPA, Dr. Robertson was awake and responsive and able to move all of his limbs. He returned home on Sunday, February 4, and after a short recovery, made his return to the television show he founded in 1966.
Dr. Robertson said, “I am grateful for the expressions of love and concern that have come toward me from all around the world, and I am thankful that I have received what amounted to a miraculous healing instead of what could have been a crippling illness. I am delighted to be back on the air to fulfill my life calling.”