Asheville, N.C. — Rev. Billy Graham was released from an Asheville hospital Tuesday afternoon after a six-day stay for pneumonia.
Graham was admitted to Mission Hospital Nov. 30 after suffering from congestion, a cough and slight fever.
In a statement Tuesday afternoon, his physician, Dr. Mark Hellrich, said the 93-year-old evangelist has made good clinical progress in combating the pneumonia.
Graham will continue receiving treatment at home.
“I am grateful for the many thoughts and prayers expressed by individuals across the country and around the world during my stay at Mission Hospital,” Graham said in a statement.
"I also appreciated the wonderful treatment I received here from such caring doctors and nurses, and feel I have made some new friends. But I am especially looking forward to seeing my home decorated for Christmas and spending the holidays with members of my family," he continued.
In May, Graham spent five days in the hospital during a bout with pneumonia.
He rarely appears in public, but recently published his 30th book, in which he reflects on aging and mortality.