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Rick Warren Hopes to Leave Hospital After Three Days of Tests

Saddleback Church pastor awaiting test results for arm pain and numbness.

Megachurch pastor Rick Warren, hospitalized on Tuesday after experiencing pain in both his arms and numbness in all his fingers, tweeted early this morning that he only has one more hospital test before he can go home.

The Saddleback Church leader has been undergoing a series of tests to determine the cause of the pain, preliminarily diagnosed as an inner ear virus, according to a church-wide email he sent from his hospital bed (posted below). "But that's just a guess until they do a full day of tests," wrote Warren.

Yesterday, he humorously tweeted, "Hospitalized for past 2 days for #heart and #brain evaluation. Tests confirm that contrary to skeptics, I do have both."

CT has previously profiled Warren in a cover story and interviewed him about politics and the economy.

The full text of Warren's email:

September 25, 2012Dear Saddleback Family,Last night I started experiencing pain down both my arms and numbness in all my fingers, so I decided to have it checked out at a hospital. Currently, ...
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