Megachurch pastor and best selling Christian author Rick Warren was rushed to hospital on Thursday and into surgery. 

Saddleback Church, which Warren leads, confirmed to Charisma News of the surgery. "Yesterday (Thursday) morning, Pastor Rick underwent emergency surgery for an intestinal condition," the church told the website. "The surgery went well! He is out now and is expected to fully recover. Please keep Pastor Rick, Kay and their family in your prayers."

Rick's wife, Kay Warren, was flying to Ireland to speak at a conference when she received word. The conference said that Rick's surgery was for an "intestinal issue."