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Graham goes home from hospital

Posted August 14, 2012

— Evangelist Billy Graham was released Tuesday from Mission Hospital in Asheville where he had spent two days being treated for bronchitis.

The 93-year-old Graham was admitted overnight Saturday with a lung infection.

Doctors said Graham responded quickly to treatment. "Despite this illness, he remains remarkably healthy for a 93-year-old-man," said Mission's Dr. Daniel Fertel in a statement.

Graham was in good spirits and was able to visit with family throughout his hospital stay. Upon his release, he issued a statement praising hospital staff and thanking those around the world who offered prayers for his recovery.

Graham was hospitalized for pneumonia last November. His staff says the evangelist's health has been good since then, though he spends most of his time at his home in Montreat, N.C., where he is working on an upcoming book.


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  • slaterric Aug 15, 2012

    Man, it seems that every time this guy breaks wind we have to hear about it all over WRAL and also even NPR. Is he really that popular?
    I have always viewed him with suspicion, taking money from superstitious people.

  • Squirreling Dervish Aug 14, 2012

    I saved a lot of money by switching to GEICO and that was not even reported! Shame!

  • davidgnews Aug 14, 2012

    How many others went home from hospitals today?

  • Crabbit Cratur Aug 14, 2012

    How is this "local" news? The old crook is in Ashville.

  • johnny2times Aug 14, 2012

    and why is this news worthy?

  • Southern Discomfort Aug 14, 2012

    Praying for the story to go away!

  • yellow_hat Aug 14, 2012

    More late breaking news - he had milk & cookies when he got home!