Evangelist Billy Graham in hospital with bronchitis

Evangelist Billy Graham in hospital with bronchitis

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on August 12, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 13 at 10:27 AM

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- A spokesman for Billy Graham says the evangelist has been admitted to a North Carolina hospital for a bronchitis infection.

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. 

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 spokesman, A. Larry Ross,  also confirmed that the 93-year-old evangelist watched the closing ceremony of the London Olympics from his bed on Sunday evening.

“The ceremony brought back fond memories of various crusades Mr. Graham held in the UK and in Rio de Janeiro, the host city for the next Summer Olympics, over seven decades of public ministry,” said Ross.

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.

No date has been set for discharge, but physicians are hopeful that Mr. Graham will continue his rapid rate of recovery and will be able to return home soon.

 

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