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‘Please Say a Prayer for Me’

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Vanderpump Rules star Brittany Cartwright’s mother, Sherri Cartwright, is back in the hospital four months after she was admitted to the intensive care unit “due to serious complications from bladder surgery.”

Sherri shared a video from her hospital bed in her Instagram Stories on Monday, asking fans to “say a prayer for me” as she recovers from kidney issues.

“Well, guys, I’m back in the hospital again,” she began the clip. “This time, I went septic with my kidneys. I had kidney stones — can’t pass them.”

The matriarch — who has made several cameos on Vanderpump Rules and her daughter’s spinoff with Jax Taylor, Vanderpump Rules Jax and Brittany Take Kentucky — went on to reveal that she recently had a “partial operation” and will undergo more surgery in the future.

“I’m gonna finish some rest in about a week to let everything get cleared up before I have the rest of my surgery,” Sherri explained. “I know one thing: This has been a hard year, definitely, on me and a lot of other people, I’m sure. So, if you all could please say a prayer for me, I really need it.”

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In June, Brittany’s rep told PEOPLE that Sherri was hospitalized and remained in the ICU. At the end of the month, the family’s Kentucky-based pastor, Ryan Dotson, confirmed that Sherri was out of the ICU and “improving daily.”

Brittany spoke about her mother’s hospitalization in August, writing in an Instagram post that Sherri “has made an amazing recovery and is doing so so much better.”

“For those of you who don’t know her story, she went in for a bladder surgery, stayed a couple nights in the hospital and was sent home,” Brittany shared alongside a mother-daughter selfie. “She was feeling horrible and days later she was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery. Her 45 minute surgery turned into 4 1/2 hours.”

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The reality star described her mom’s health event as “the scariest moments and a horrible time to be so far away in California.”

“We found out after that they had tore her bowel during her bladder surgery, they didn’t notice and she had gone septic,” she said. “The emergency doctors were amazing and they literally saved her life. She fought on life support for a couple days and woke up days later with no idea what had happened to her. I flew straight to Kentucky and stayed by her side.”

Brittany added of her mother, “She is so strong and has come so far from the first days I stayed with her in the hospital. This was a very scary time but she is bouncing right back!! Please keep her in your prayers as she continues to heal for her next surgery.”


Possible coronavirus outbreak linked to church’s 10-day prayer service

A New Hampshire church’s 10-day indoor prayer service is being linked to a possible COVID-19 outbreak after several people connected to the church tested positive for the coronavirus.

The state’s Department of Health and Human Services said it is investigating the cases at Gate City Church in Nashua, about 40 miles south of Concord.

The church held the multi-day prayer service from Sept. 19 to Sept. 28.

Nashua Public Health Director Bobbie Bagley told local station WMUR that the church required guests to wear face masks when entering and exiting and enforced social distancing but at one point some of the guests removed their masks while inside.

“One of the things that we did learn was during their singing, they took their masks off,” Bagley said. “And we know that when you sing you’re releasing respiratory droplets in the air, so that’s one of the high-risk activities that can occur that can cause exposure in a community.”

The health department said in a press release Wednesday that seven people connected to the church have tested positive for the coronavirus, but Bagley told WMUR that the number of infected is up to nine.

The health department asked that anyone who attended the service get tested for the virus.

The church did not immediately return a request for comment Friday. Pastor Paul Berube released a statement Thursday saying that the church did its best to follow CDC and state guidelines.

“We implemented strict social distancing, physically removing more than half the seats in our facility. We screened our attendees for fever, provided hand sanitizer, required masks when proceeding to or from seats, and posted advisory signs,” the statement read.

“Each and every seat, handrail, and doorknob in our facility was sprayed with disinfectant before and after each meeting. If these infections did occur in our facility, they did so notwithstanding the careful work of our staff, whose efforts likely mitigated even further spread of the infection.”

The church said services will move online for the next few weeks.

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Ohio Gov. DeWine makes Sunday ‘Day of Prayer’ for President Trump, first lady amid COVID-19 diagnoses

Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted have issued a proclamation declaring Sunday, Oct. 4 a ‘Day of Prayer’ for President Trump and first lady Melania Trump, who both recently tested positive for the COVID-19.

DeWine said in the order that Ohioans have “long turned to prayer during difficult and trying times as a source of strength and comfort.” He also said the special day was aimed at all those suffering from or impacted by the disease.

According to the Ohio Department of Health’s latest update on Saturday, there are more than 148,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 4,600 related deaths in the state.


President Trump announced on Friday that both he and the first lady tested positive for COVID-19.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump on stage at the end of the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump on stage at the end of the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

“We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately,” Trump tweeted. “We will get through this together!”

The announcement came following a fundraiser in New Jersey, in which multiple people may have been potentially exposed.

Trump was moved to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center later Friday after suffering symptoms that the White House described as mild. Melania Trump, meanwhile, was described as “doing great” on Saturday by the medical team.


Trump’s main doctor said in a health update that the medical team treating the president is “cautiously optimistic,” but also notes that the president is “not yet out of the woods.”

The latest assessment came Saturday night from Navy Commander Dr. Sean Conley. He reported that Trump had been up and around at his medical suite during the day and had been conducting business.

In a video, the president also thanked the American people for their outpouring of support.


In addition to the president and first lady, senior White House aide Hope Hicks, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway, Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel, and Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, Thom Tillis, R-N.C. and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., have all tested positive for COVID-19 as well.

There are more than 7.3 million confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States and more than 209,000 related deaths, according to the latest update by Johns Hopkins University


Fox News’ Adam Shaw, John Roberts, Brooke Singman, Bryan Boughton and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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