Thursday, May 12, 2011

Reverend Billy Graham In Hospital Recovering From Pneumonia

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Evangelist Billy Graham remains in an Asheville hospital after being admitted for treatment of pneumonia.

Mission Hospital released a statement Thursday morning, saying the 92-year-old rested comfortably Wednesday night and was able to sleep well.

Graham was admitted to the hospital Wednesday after he experienced sweating, coughing and breathing difficulty Tuesday night.

Graham's doctor confirmed Thursday that he has pneumonia and his temperature is normal. According to the hospital, Graham is doing well enough to resume his normal activities, including physical therapy.

Graham is listed in fair condition. A discharge date has not been set.

A hospital official said Graham has been watching television and joking with hospital staff during his stay.

Graham's spokesperson, Larry Ross, said Graham is grateful for the outpouring of love, concern and prayers of people across the country.

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