Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias is recovering "well" after an emergency spinal surgery, according to his wife.
Zacharias, 73, revealed on his website on Wednesday that a recent CAT scan and MRI "showed no option but to go into surgery immediately." The head of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries wrote that he has had a history of serious back issues and two previous surgeries.
"It's time for a serious repair job that will take me off the road for close to eight weeks," Zacharias wrote. "The surgeon has said he will have to remove two of the screws that are loose and anchor my fractured sacrum in two places to the pelvis. That's in lay language, but I have the best of doctors and surgeons who have loved this ministry and want to see me positioned for the distance."
Zacharias was scheduled to speak on February 25 at the NRB 2020 Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Taking his place will be Abdu Murray, senior vice president of RZIM and host of the RZIM podcast The Defense Rests, and Jonathan Evans, managing director at The Urban Alternative.