Pat Robertson recovering from stroke

Televangelist Pat Robertson is recovering after suffering from an embolic stroke late last week.

According to a news release from the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), which Robertson founded, a family member recognized the onset of the symptoms and rushed Robertson to the nearest stroke center on Friday.

Within minutes of receiving blood-clot medication, Robertson regained awareness and movement in all his limbs, the release says. 


"Dr. Robertson is alert, awake and expected to make a full recovery. He should be discharged from the hospital on Monday at the latest," according to the release.

"Dr. Robertson and his family are grateful to the doctors and emergency personnel for their extraordinary care and rapid response," it added.

Robertson hosts CBN's flagship show “The 700 Club.”