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Ex-minister hospitalized after 'Oprah' accusations

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A former Lincoln County minister was hospitalized after his adult daughters went on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and accused him of molesting them.

It was unclear Saturday whether he would be well enough for Monday's scheduled start of his trial on sex abuse charges involving one of the daughters in Yadkin County Superior Court.

The program aired Thursday, hours before paramedics were called to the home of Ted Eugene Hendrix, 66, of Denver, N.C. When medics arrived early Friday, they found Hendrix on the floor, breathing but barely able to speak.

It was unclear whether Hendrix watched the show. A family friend declined to comment for Hendrix and his wife.