LONDON — Famed mathematician Stephen Hawking has been rushed to a hospital and is seriously ill, Cambridge University said Monday.
The university said Hawking has been fighting a chest infection for several weeks, and was being treated at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, the university city north of London.
"Professor Hawking is very ill," said Gregory Hayman, the university's head of communications. "He is undergoing tests. He has been unwell for a couple of weeks."
Hawking, 67, gained renown for his work on black holes, and has remained active despite being diagnosed at 21 with motor neurone disease, an incurable degenerative disease also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease.
For some years, Hawking has been almost entirely paralyzed, and he communicates through an electronic voice synthesizer activated by his fingers.
For those of you who follow the Creation/Evolution Debate, Doctor Hawking has been one of the most vocal opponents of anything but blind evolution being brought to the table. Doctor Hawking is an avowed athiest, and hence he is not ready to face his Maker. Pray that he recovers and that his heart would open to the only One who can wash away his sin before he passes into eternity.