Billy Graham Hospitalized

92-year-old evangelist treated for pneumonia
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 11, 2011 4:55 PM CDT
Evangelist Billy Graham is interviewed in December 2010.   (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

(Newser) – Evangelist Billy Graham has been admitted to a hospital n North Carolina for treatment for pneumonia. Doctors say the 92-year-old Graham came to Asheville's Mission Hospital this morning after suffering a health episode overnight. Initial testing suggested pneumonia, and diagnostic studies showed his heart was normal.

Graham's primary physician says the evangelist is alert and resting comfortably. A spokesman says that age-related conditions such as macular degeneration and hearing loss have kept Graham at his home in nearby Montreat in recent years, but that Graham has remained in good health overall. Graham's son, Franklin, meanwhile, continues the family mission.

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