By BosNewsLife Americas Service
WASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)– The frail American evangelist Billy Graham, 93, has been admitted to a North Carolina hospital for an infection in his lungs, his spokesman confirmed Sunday, August 12.
“Physicians anticipate Billy Graham will remain in Mission Hospital [for] several days of treatment before returning home [for] additional therapy,” added the spokesperson, A. Larry Ross, on online social networking service Twitter.
However, “Doctors are pleased that Billy Graham’s condition is much further progressed than for previous hospitalizations for pulmonary infections,” Ross stressed in another Twitter message, or ‘Tweet’, followed by BosNewsLife
In a statement, Pulmonologist David Pucci stressed that Graham was “resting comfortably” and that his condition is stable. The evangelist was also receiving antibiotics, according to officials.
Graham was hospitalized for pneumonia last November.
His staff says the evangelist’s health has been good since his release, though he remains at home due to age-related conditions.
He is reportedly working on a manuscript for an upcoming book.
Graham’s spokesman said the evangelist was able to watch a television feed of his grandson, Will Graham, preaching on Sunday morning.
The evangelist has been plagued by several ailments and has made it clear at times that he longs to go to heaven and be reunited with his wife, Ruth, who died in 2007 at the age of 87. (With reporting by BosNewsLife’s Stefan J. Bos).