Harold Camping, the doomsday predictor who said the end of the world would come on May 21, has suffered a stroke this week, sending him to the hospital with a speech impairment.

The radio evangelist who garnered media attention after predicting the end of the world, suffered a stroke on his right side, a neighbor said.

Camping, 89, was taken Thursday night by ambulance from his Alameda home to a local hospital, The Oakland Tribune reported Saturday

The neighbor's husband spoke Friday with Camping's wife, Shirley.

His speech appears to be a little bit slurred but otherwise he's OK, the neighbor said. [Shirley] said he was doing good ... and the only thing that's affected is his speech.

Charles Menut, regional manager for Family Stations Inc., the parent company of Camping's non-profit Family Radio network, posted a message on Yahoo! Saturday breaking news of Camping's stroke.

Please just pray for him and do not try to contact anyone at his home or Family Radio, Menut wrote. He and Shirley have enough family members to handle the situation. I'm sure we'll be able to publicly update everyone on Monday.