It's been confirmed that Fr. Cooper is well, Thanks be to God. It been said there was never any problem and that Fr. Cooper was never even in the hospital. As a matter of fact, he had breakfast with one of the parish families this morning. He is in good health.
Incredulous, is it possible that what you heard is an old story that slowly circulated and now is only making it to you? I believe I remember being told last year around this time of this same story... I think you are hearing news one whole year late!