LDS church president Thomas S. Monson hospitalized

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(KUTV) LDS leader, President Thomas S. Monson, is still in the hospital Tuesday after he was admitted Monday night.

According to church spokesman Eric Hawkins, he received treatment and fluids. More specific details were not released.

"President Monson was not feeling well last evening and was admitted to the hospital. He has received treatment and fluids and will hopefully be released soon," Hawkins said Tuesday.

The Monday hospitalization followed the weekend conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, held at the church's Conference Center in Salt Lake City. Monson missed two of the weekend sessions, and the women's session the week earlier, but did speak briefly Saturday night and Sunday morning. He also announced five new temples.

Monson, 89, serves as president of the church and is believed to be a prophet by faithful members of the church.

Monson is the 16th president of the what is commonly called the Mormon church, holding the position since Feb. 3, 2008. He succeeded previous church president, Gordon B. Hinckley, for whom he had served as first counselor since 1995. Before that, Monson was also counselor to presidents Howard W. Hunter and Ezra Taft Benson.

He was born in Salt Lake City, on August 21, 1927.

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