November 30, 2011
Evangelist Billy Graham has been hospitalized at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C., to be tested for possible pneumonia, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association reports. Graham, 93, is in stable condition, and upon admittance, he was alert, smiling and waving at hospital staff. He was previously hospitalized for successful treatment of pneumonia in May 2011, after which he resumed normal activity, including finalizing his most recent book, Nearing Home, published last month, and beginning work on a new project reaffirming the message he has preached for more than 60 years. No date has been set for discharge, but Graham is looking forward to returning home to spend Christmas with his family.