UPDATED: Billy Graham Hospitalized: Pastor Being Evaluated For Lung Treatment

Updated 12/5 12:00pm
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The Rev. Billy Graham's recovery from pneumonia is looking better after a restful night in a North Carolina hospital.

Officials at Mission Hospital in Asheville say Monday that Graham had a restful night after a busy Sunday visiting with family and friends.

Graham was admitted Wednesday night after suffering from congestion, a cough and slight fever that was later diagnosed as pneumonia.

The 93-year-old evangelist was visited over the weekend by his son, Franklin Graham, and daughters, Gigi Graham and Anne Graham Lotz and her two daughters.


Evangelical pastor Billy Graham has apparently been admitted to a North Carolina hospital for treatment of his lungs.

Reuters tweeted that the hospital confirmed the pastor's admission. Graham, who is 93, was previously hospitalized in May for a pulmonary condition. Graham seemed to be in good spirits following that incident, and it's currently unclear if he has now been admitted for a similar condition.

No discharge date has been set, though according to Fox News, he was said to be "alert, smiling and waving" when he arrived.

Graham spokesman A. Larry Ross told USA Today that Graham went to the hospital with "a cough, congestion and a slight fever...After initial tests and X-rays, he was admitted at least for overnight observation and treatment of suspected pneumonia."

"Given his age, this is more of a precaution," Ross added.

Updated 4:06.. This story is developing...



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