Mac Powell, lead singer of Third Day as well as Mac Powell & The Family Reunion, has reached out to fans to ask them for prayer for his wife after she suffered what doctors have identified as a serious aneurysm.
Aimee Powell has suffered continual episodes of acute headaches for several days. The pain became so great (after Thanksgiving) that the couple called 911 to have an ambulance brought to their home.
Mac reported shortly thereafter, “After a CT scan, they found bleeding on her brain and believe it is an aneurysm.”
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Initially, on his social media, the singer gave a somber update of his wife's condition: “Aimee is in a lot of pain in her head. They have given her meds for it but nothing will completely help. They say the pain is going to be there. Eventually as the blood from the rupture leaves her brain it will work it’s way down to the neck and then her back. She’s getting a lot of rest- unfortunately, it’s usually only about 10 minutes of uninterrupted time with all the doctor and nurse visits and the alarms and beeps from the monitors. She hasn’t eaten in probably 36 hrs or so. Pray that her appetite starts to return so that she’ll get the strength to start moving a little bit. All signs are good so far. There doesn’t seem to be any negative neurological signs yet for physical or mental deficiencies. Thanks for your love and prayers!”
Just one day later, it was clear that fans across the country were praying: "Our prayers and well wishes are being felt! Positive progress today. The morning started out better than yesterday. The pain had subsided a bit but it’s up and down. She was able to eat a few bites of banana for breakfast and soup..."
In June of 2018, after a 25+ year career, Third Day reported they were breaking up as a band. Each band member has gone on to pursue solo projects and bookwriting.
Please be in prayer for Aimee Powell. We will report updates as they become available.