Rumors ran wild Tuesday that former polygamist leader Warren Jeffs slipped into a coma while serving time in a Texas prison. But Michelle Lyons, spokesperson for the Texas prison system, is reassuring the public that he has simply been sedated at a nearby hospital for health problems.
The infirmities are reportedly unrelated to his fasting period, which began at the same time he was convicted of multiple sex offenses against minors. With officials ordered not to go into detail on the matter, the specific problems are still unknown. However, as of press time, his condition is listed as critical but stable.
It is currently undecided which facility Jeffs will enter upon his release from the hospital.