Benny Hinn Apparently Can’t Heal Himself

Faith healing TV evangelist con man Benny Hinn, who has become a gajillionaire by convincing the credulous that he has the ability to heal any and every health problem, is currently in the intensive care unit of a California hospital with apparently serious heart problems.

Benny Hinn has was in the Intensive Care Unit this weekend. The healing evangelist suffered from shortness of breath and doctors admitted him to an Orange County, California hospital for treatment after returning exhausted from a weeklong crusade in Brazil, Charisma News has learned. However, Hinn says doctors say he’ll make a full recovery.

“This is a challenge, but I’m getting good reports,” Hinn, who turned 63 last December, told me from his hospital bed in Southern California. “We don’t have all the answers … as we get older, our bodies need repair.”…

“He pushed his body too hard after being in Brazil. He’s human, but he’s upbeat and he’ll be OK,” says Hinn-Koulianos.

Hinn-Koulianos says her dad’s heart rate was up to 200 beats per minute due to an atrial fibrillation issue. Also called AFib, the American Heart Association defines atrial fibrillation as “a quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. Some people refer to AF as a quivering heart. An estimated 2.7 million Americans are living with AF.”

So can’t he just blow on himself with the “breath of the spirit”? Can’t he push himself over by waving his sportcoat at himself? That’s how he heals other people. Surely a man with the power to heal could heal himself, right? Did he at least go around the ICU and heal the other people while he was there? Or does he only heal for pay? Such a fraud.

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  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    The ill-effects of diet rich in bullshit can’t be relieved by more bullshit.

  • John Pieret

    No, in order to oneself you have to “lay hands” on yourself … but, as we all know, that would be wrong!

  • lldayo

    Dammit, John beat me to the masturbation comparison.

  • caseloweraz

    I can’t resist:

    The healing evangelist suffered from shortness of breath and doctors admitted him to an Orange County, California hospital for treatment after returning exhausted from a weeklong crusade in Brazil, Charisma News has learned.

    It’s a good thing for Benny that those doctors got back from Brazil in time to treat him, and weren’t too tired to do so. It must have been God’s will that things turn out this way.

  • http://www.holytape.etsy.com holytape

    Wait, he has a heart? I’ll be damned. Next, you’ll tell my the Ken Hovind has some sort of terminal brain injury.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Now that Hinn has returned to stateside, maybe he can loan his jet to Creflo Dollar for a while.

  • illdoittomorrow

    …returning exhausted from a weeklong crusade in Brazil…

    Benny Hinn suffers for Jesus. Send money!

    …doctors say he’ll make a full recovery.

    It’s a miracle! Send money!

    “We don’t have all the answers … as we get older, our bodies need repair.”…

    Well, Teh LAWD does work in mysterious ways. Also, Teh LAWD might call him home anytime now. So send money!

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    Faith-healing evangelist, heal thyself.

  • nemistenem

    Breath of the spirit my ass. A very high percentage of atrial fibrillation patients also have sleep apnea. He likely needs the Breath of the CPAP.

    While he is in hospital, perhaps he should consider a stupidectomy as well!

  • raven

    It’s just business.

    HW Armstrong, founder of the Worldwide Wackos of god preached faith healing and forbid divorce.

    He lived to be quite old by taking extensive advantage of modern medicine and got…divorced. This could be considered hypocrisy but it’s better understood as an affinity group scam.

  • marcus

    @ 9 “While he is in hospital, perhaps he should consider a stupidectomy as well!”

    “Where did patient Hinn go?

    “I don’t know! He just vanished!

  • timberwoof

    I do not wish ill upon the man. I hope he receives all the same benefits from prayers for his health that he has bestowed on other people.

  • http://changerofbits.blogspot.com/ changerofbits

    Benny Hinn has shortness of breath and can’t blow on himself to heal. The karmic gods rejoiced!

  • sceptinurse

    He needs to call Ernest Angely to come help him out.

    One old fraud deserves another?

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    He can’t heal himself because it would be like crossing the streams. You know: try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.

    Total protonic reversal.

  • DukeOfOmnium

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Schadenfreude is not the noblest emotion in the world, but it is surely the most honest.