Evangelist Billy Graham Released From Hospital

Evangelist Billy Graham is out of a North Carolina hospital following a two-day stay for treatment of bronchitis.

Pulmonologist Daniel Fertel said in a statement Tuesday that the 93-year-old had a quick recovery and responded well to his treatment at Mission Hospital in Asheville.

The doctor said that despite the illness, Graham is remarkably healthy for a man his age.

Graham, who has been working on a new book, returned to his home in nearby Montreat. His staff said he would continue his usual care and physical therapy at home and resume his involvement in ministry and writing projects.


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Nurses report that evangelist Billy Graham had a restful night at the North Carolina hospital where he's being treated for bronchitis.
Graham spokesman A. Larry Ross reported Graham was having breakfast Monday morning and is doing well.

The 93-year-old Graham was admitted to Mission Hospital in Asheville overnight Saturday for treatment of the lung infection.

Ross says Graham watched the closing ceremony of the London Olympics from his hospital bed Sunday evening.

A formal report from the hospital is expected later Monday morning.

Graham was hospitalized for pneumonia last November. His staff says the evangelist's health has been good since his release, though he had remained at his home in Montreat, N.C., because of age-related conditions.

He's working on an upcoming book.

A spokesman for Billy Graham says the 93-year-old evangelist has been admitted to a North Carolina hospital for an infection in his lungs.

A joint statement Sunday from Graham's spokesman and Mission Hospital says Graham was admitted overnight for evaluation and treatment of an infection thought to be bronchitis. The hospital is in Asheville, near his home in Montreat.

Pulmonologist David Pucci says Graham is resting comfortably and his condition is stable. He is receiving antibiotics.

Graham spokesman Larry Ross says the evangelist was able to watch a television feed of his grandson, Will Graham, preaching on Sunday morning.

Graham was hospitalized for pneumonia last November. His staff says the evangelist's health has been good since his release, though he remains at home due to age-related conditions. He is working on a manuscript for an upcoming book.


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