UPDATE:  Big Daddy Weave has released this statement through Jay Weaver’s wife, Emily:

JAY IS HOME!!!!! Thank you for all of your prayers! God has been so gracious and kind during these past few days. Yesterday when I left the hospital, we didn’t know when Jay would come home. The doctors and nurses were concerned about all the things we asked for you to lift up in prayer. The Lord heard all your requests and surpassed them! We still have a journey. Jay did not have to have another finger amputated at this time. We have follow-ups with doctors these next two weeks. There may be changes in medical treatments. We are trusting completely in His plan. Thank you, thank you, thank you again for your prayers and sweet words. 


Christian group Big Daddy Weave has gone to social media to ask fans to pray for bassist Jay Weaver, who is currently in the ICU.

Jay recently made the difficult decision to come off the road with Big Daddy Weave for a time to focus on his health. This week he experienced side effects from his dialysis treatments causing him to be admitted into the intensive care unit.

‘The medical team is working to get his blood pressure stabilized and find the source of infection in his body that is causing him such severe pain. Jay was also told that another one of his fingers will have to be amputated while he is in the hospital. Compounding this, hospital policy changed today so that he cannot have any visitors, and his wife Emily had to leave him.’

Big Daddy Weave gave four specific ways that you can pray.

  • First, that Jay’s blood pressure will stabilize so he can be moved off of the ICU floor.
  • Secondly, to agree with us for direction for the doctors to find the source of this infection that has left a normally joke-a-minute Jay Dawg quiet and in constant pain, and that he may be healed from this intruder of an infection in his body.
  • Third, please pray that the Holy Spirit would fill Jay’s hospital room so that Jay will not feel alone. Pray that Jay will constantly be reminded how much he is loved. Pray that the Lord will give Jay emotional and physical strength.
  • Fourth, please lift up the hearts of Jay’s wife and children Emily, Makenzie, Madison and Nathan. Pray against fear. Pray for strength and the peace that passes all human understanding.
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