Prominent evangelist Billy Graham was hospitalized on Saturday night with a lung infection that doctors suspect to be bronchitis. The 93-year-old was admitted to Mission Hospital for overnight evaluation and treatment.
Graham’s spokesman and Mission Hospital released a joint statement Sunday about the evangelist’s condition, letting the public know that he was admitted for evaluation and treatment for what they believe to be bronchitis, reports the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Dr. David Pucci, a pulmonologist with the hospital, added that the 93-year-old is now resting comfortably and in stable condition, receiving antibiotics to combat the infection.
Billy Graham was hospitalized for pneumonia last November. His staff reports that his health has been good since his release, although he remains at his house because of age-related conditions.
USA Today adds that Graham was alert and in good spirits when he was admitted to the Asheville, North Carolina hospital Early Sunday morning.
He reportedly spent the day watching the Olympics and the broadcast of the First Baptist Spartanburg worship service, where this week’s preacher was William Graham IV, Billy’s grandson and a third-generation evangelist.
Billy Graham remains involved in ministry and is finishing up a manuscript for a new book about his gospel message over the past 70 years of his public ministry. Graham is expected to be in the hospital for a few days, although Dr. Pucci has yet to set a release date for the 93-year-old evangelist. Meanwhile, Graham is looking forward to being discharged so that he can go back home to his family.