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Anderson mayor discharged from hospital after brain aneurysm

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Terence Roberts. (Source: Cityofanderson.com) Terence Roberts. (Source: Cityofanderson.com)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Anderson mayor Terrence Roberts is recovering after a health scare in June.

Coroner Greg Shore confirmed that EMS was dispatched to the Mayor Roberts's residence on Sunday, June 25 around 1:10 p.m. due to a medical emergency.

Mayor Roberts was rushed to AnMed and then later flown to Greenville Memorial Hospital after experiencing shortness of breath and becoming light headed, per officials.

On Monday, June 26, the mayor was listed in good condition. His daughter said he was resting comfortably and speaking with family members.

“While we request privacy at this time, we very much appreciate all the good wishes and prayers from the community and look forward to giving you additional information soon,” she said.

A week from the incident on July 2, Mayor Roberts shared an update on his progress:

I would like to thank the citizens of Anderson as well as my family and friends for their prayers and support over the past week.  

Last Sunday, I was taken to AnMed and transported to Greenville Memorial where I was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. On Thursday, the capable staff at Greenville Memorial Hospital successfully completed a minimally invasive procedure to insert a stint to repair the aneurism.  

I am blessed beyond belief for having not only survived such a serious incident but having done so with no significant long term consequences. Given the seriousness of this condition, I remain under the care of the staff at Greenville Memorial Hospital, primarily for precautionary measures.  

I am in contact with City Manager Linda McConnell and will ensure the business of the City of Anderson continues to move forward.  

I am truly grateful for the outpouring of support from our community during this past week. I couldn't be prouder to be associated with such a caring City and compassionate citizenry. I look forward to seeing everyone soon at Anderson's Thursday Night Block Party!

On Monday, a spokesperson for Greenville Health System confirmed Roberts had been discharged from the hospital.

Mayor Roberts released the following statement on his release:

Once again, I thank the citizens of Anderson and my family for your prayers and support over the past couple of weeks.

I am pleased to let you know that I have been released from the hospital and I am, gratefully, at home.

The medical professionals have been satisfied with my progress since the procedure to repair an aneurism and anticipate a full recovery.

As you might imagine, I am following doctor’s orders to take it easy for the time being. It is my plan to take things slow and steady for a while and not rush back into a full schedule immediately.

I remain in regular contact with my colleagues at the City and I assure you that City Manager Linda McConnell, the city staff and my fellow council members have City operations well in hand as I recuperate.

I continue to be overwhelmed at the caring outpouring of support from our community and I am truly humbled by it.

Thank you for your friendship and I look forward to seeing you soon.

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