ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) — Evangelist Billy Graham has been hospitalized, potentially with pneumonia, and is in stable condition, according a hospital statement.
The 93-year-old Graham was admitted to Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C., “alert, smiling and waving at hospital staff,” according to the statement. The hospital is near his Montreat, N.C., home. He was admitted “for evaluation and treatment of his lungs,” and a doctor said he was “being tested for possible pneumonia.”
Graham was admitted to the same hospital in May with pneumonia and spent four nights there before going home.
“While no date has been set for discharge, Mr. Graham is looking forward to returning home to spend the upcoming Christmas holidays with his family,” the Tuesday (Nov. 30) statement said.
His latest book, “Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well,” was released this year. It chronicles his thoughts on aging.
Compiled by Michael Foust, associate editor of Baptist Press.