Love is the best medicine - Tutu thanks well-wishers

2016-09-19 18:00
Desmond Tutu (Picture: AFP)

Desmond Tutu (Picture: AFP)

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Cape Town - Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has thanked all his well-wishers for their messages of support during his prolonged stay in hospital.

"Thank you all you tweeters and facebookers for the love and prayers for my good health. Love is the best medicine. God bless you all!" Tutu tweeted on Monday.

His message comes after rumours of his "death" started circulating on social media earlier on Monday following a number of fake reports.

Family spokesperson Roger Friedman confirmed to News24 that the tweet was from Tutu.

Tutu was re-admitted to hospital on Saturday only a few days after being discharged following a surgery just over a week ago.

He was back in hospital as a precaution after his surgical wound had shown signs of infection, his wife Leah said in a statement.

A source close to the family told City Press that Leah and other family members were supporting the struggle icon and Nobel Peace Prize winner as he continued his recovery and that despite the health scare he was in good spirits.

The "Arch", as he is affectionately known, underwent the surgical procedure 10 days ago to address the cause of recurring infections resulting from past treatment received for prostate cancer.

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