- Associated Press - Sunday, August 12, 2012

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A spokesman for the Rev. 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 Mr. Graham’s spokesman and Mission Hospital said Mr. 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.

Dr. David Pucci, a pulmonologist, said Mr. Graham is resting comfortably and his condition is stable. He is receiving antibiotics.

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

Mr. Graham was hospitalized for pneumonia in November. His staff said the evangelist’s health has been good since his release, though he remains at home because of age-related conditions. He is working on a manuscript for an upcoming book.



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