Rev Canon Mpho Tutu briefs media on Archbishop Tutu’s health after he was readmitted to hospital on Monday

“My father is 83 not 38 so bouncing back is not as easy as it once was. doctors assure us he is strong, but not young,” said Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu at a media briefing this morning. She was updating media on the state of Archbishop Tutu’s health after he was readmitted to hospital on Monday. “Series of treatments have had impact on elasticity of his body and his ability to come back from an illness. We are concerned, but not panicked. My mom would prefer having him home to feed his favourite foods and cuddle up but is visiting him in hospital.” Reverend Canon Tutu thanked everyone, including media, for keeping Arch in their “thoughts, prayers, sending cards, flowers, casseroles, goodie baskets. We are blessed”.