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UPDATE:Spokesman: Billy Graham Doing Well at NC Hospital

By: AP
By: AP

Nurses report that evangelist Billy Graham had a restful night at the North Carolina hospital where he's being treated for bronchitis.

Graham spokesman A. Larry Ross reported Graham was having breakfast Monday morning and is doing well.

The 93-year-old Graham was admitted to Mission Hospital in Asheville overnight Saturday for treatment of the lung infection.

Ross says Graham watched the closing ceremony of the London Olympics from his hospital bed Sunday evening.

A formal report from the hospital is expected later Monday morning.

Graham was hospitalized for pneumonia last November. His staff says the evangelist's health has been good since his release, though he had remained at his home in Montreat, N.C.

He's working on an upcoming book.

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A spokesman for Billy Graham says the 93-year-old evangelist is being treated at a North Carolina hospital for bronchitis.

A joint statement Sunday from Graham's spokesman and Mission Hospital says Graham was admitted overnight for an infection in his lungs. The hospital is in Asheville, near his home in Montreat.

He is resting comfortably in stable condition.

Graham spokesman Larry Ross says the evangelist watched a television feed of his grandson, Will Graham, preaching Sunday morning in Spartanburg, S.C. He ate lunch with his daughter, Gigi, and one of his grandchildren.

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.


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