Evangelist Billy Graham is recovering well from a surgery to update a shunt that controls excess fluid in his brain.
Graham spokesman Larry Ross said Thursday the 89-year-old will return to a regular diet later in the day and will spend some time walking the halls of Asheville's Mission Hospital.
The Southern Baptist minister who preached to millions around the globe during his six-decade career underwent the elective surgery Wednesday.
Doctors replaced a shunt first installed in 2000 that drains fluid from his brain. A buildup of fluid, known as hydrocephalus, can cause symptoms similar to Parkinson's disease.
Graham has also suffered from prostate cancer and macular degeneration. His wife, Ruth Bell Graham, died in June following a lengthy illness.
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