Christian Leader Chuck Colson Still in ICU

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Prison Fellowship Ministries founder Chuck Colson is still in intensive care Tuesday despite earlier reports the evangelical leader was showing signs of recovery.

"His condition remains the same," Kelsey Hulgan, a spokesperson for Colson, told The Christian Post.

Colson, 80, had surgery March 31 to remove clotted blood from the surface of his brain.

Shortly after the surgery his health worsened. But by late last week, doctors said Colson was improving and had even given a thumbs up.

"Colson can hear, process information, and execute commands given to him," Prison Fellowship Ministries CEO Jim Liske said, quoting Colson's attending physician.

The influential Christian leader was speaking at a conference March 30 when, according to author Eric Metaxas who was at the event, Colson suddenly "looked unsteady."

"We quickly got him into a chair, and within half an hour he was on the way to the hospital, then airlifted to another hospital," Metaxas recalled.

As Colson recovers, Metaxas will fill in to carry out his daily "BreakPoint" broadcasts.

For the first time in 34 years, Colson was unable to minister this year to inmates in prison on Easter Sunday.

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