Billy Graham Admitted to Hospital for Pulmonary Infection

Aug 12, 2012 12:35pm
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Evangelist Billy Graham is “resting comfortably” today at a North Carolina hospital where he is being treated for a pulmonary infection.

Graham, 93, was admitted to Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C., overnight for a possible case of bronchitis, according to a hospital statement.

The pulmonologist treating Graham, David Pucci, said that the evangelist is being treated with antibiotics and his condition is stable, according to the statement.

Graham spent the morning watching his grandson, Will Graham, on television preaching at First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, S.C. , and then was visited by his daughter, Gigi, and one of his grandchildren, according to the hospital.

No date has been set for discharge, but a hospital spokesman said Graham is looking forward to returning home to his family.

Last year he was hospitalized for pneumonia.

Graham is known for bringing evangelical Christianity into the mainstream. He has also counseled U.S. presidents from Harry Truman to Barack Obama.

He is currently working on a manuscript for a new book, according to the news release.

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