LDS Church President Monson released from the hospital

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SALT LAKE CITY — President Thomas S. Monson, the leader of the LDS Church, was released from the hospital Wednesday evening, according to church officials.

"President Monson was released from the hospital last evening, and plans to resume his normal schedule and duties today," said Eric Hawkins, a spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

President Monson, 89, was hospitalized Monday and received treatment and fluids after not feeling well. Despite unfounded rumors on social media that he died, President Monson remained in the hospital until Wednesday.

Over the weekend, President Monson had given two short talks at the 187th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He has led the 15.8-million member faith for nine years.

President Monson has been "feeling the effects of advancing age," Hawkins said in an earlier statement, but has been actively engaged in his duties as leader of the church, regardless.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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