President Russell M. Nelson Addresses Health Rumors on Instagram

On May 16, 2023, President Russell M. Nelson posted on his Instagram to discuss the rumors of him using a walker and/or wheelchair. In his post, he stated:


You may have heard a rumor that someone saw me somewhere using a walker or a wheelchair. Well, it’s not a rumor.

From time to time, I’m having a small challenge with my balance. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised when little issues arise as I near the century mark.

Gratefully, my heart is good, my spirit is strong as are my legs, and my brain still works.

I love you my dear brothers and sisters, and am grateful every day to serve the Lord and you.

Little challenges with balance should be the least of our worries. Onward and upward!



We love the transparency that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the prophet is providing for members. We love you President Nelson and will continue to pray for your health and strength!