Billy Graham Doing Well In Hospital: Spokesman

By: CBS News, Posted by Chelsey Moran
By: CBS News, Posted by Chelsey Moran
Nurses report that evangelist Billy Graham had a restful night at the North Carolina hospital where he

(AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

(CBS/AP) ASHEVILLE, N.C. - 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.

"Mr. Graham continues to do well and the infection is responding well to treatment," Dr. David Pucci, a pulmonologist at Mission Hospital, said in a statement.

There's no date scheduled for his release but hospital officials were hopeful Graham would return home soon, the statement said.

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., because of age-related conditions.

He's working on an upcoming book.


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