Hospitalized Billy Graham continues to show improvement
Billy Graham speaks in 2005 during his Crusade at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, New York.
December 4th, 2011
06:02 PM ET

Hospitalized Billy Graham continues to show improvement

Evangelist Billy Graham is showing signs of improvement as he continues to recover from pneumonia in a North Carolina hospital, a spokeswoman for Asheville's Mission Hospital said Sunday.

The 93-year-old Graham was admitted to the hospital Wednesday in stable condition.

"Doctors are encouraged by Mr. Graham's significant clinical progress, but have not yet set a date for discharge," hospital spokeswoman Merrell Gregory said in a statement.

Gregory also reported progress in Graham's physical therapy, saying he is "walking more in the private corridor outside his room."

Graham was visited over the weekend by his family, according to Gregory. He also watched on television his pastor deliver his regular Sunday sermon, she said.

This is Graham's second bout with pneumonia this year. He was previously hospitalized for the infection in May.

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  1. Fanny Farquair

    He's a cool old dude. His son? Different story. I wish Mr. Graham a full recovery.

    December 4, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Phat Phanny (oac)

    The man has been spreading the word for a long time. I'm sure he is tired and wants to go home.

    December 4, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Fanny Farquair

    Hello, Phat Phanny (oac). How are you this evening?

    December 4, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Phat Phanny (oac)

    I'm doing well Fannel. Did I spell that right ? How about yourself.

    December 4, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Fanny Farquair

    It's Fanella, but that's ok...and so am I. Getting a bit cold outside, though.

    December 4, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Phat Phanny (oac)

    Well, I was close. Sorry. I'm bad with names when I first meet someone. Must be sometimers disease. Yeah it is getting a bit cold.

    December 4, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Satan

    Send him to me. MWOO HAH HAH HAH HAH !!

    December 4, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Portland tonyi

    No matter what your philosophical or religious beliefs, Billy Graham will leave this world a better place for being here.

    December 4, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  9. goodfortheECONOMY

    In KANSAS here they say it means "END TIMES" .... we say it means GOOD TIMES !!! AT LAST.
    No more Jezus German street patrols where every street is run by a church that does not live on the street.

    December 4, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Are you kidding?

    What the hell are you talking about, Economy? You make no sense at all!

    @Portland tonyi:
    He is a pretty good ole guy. I have to agree with ya on this one.

    December 4, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Goodbyenormajean

    Today: we would like to roll out our song for NEWT and his AIPAC funding: "Goodbye Norma Jean" by Elton John...
    Just insert Newts name in each Norma placeholder... and viola !!! there you have it !!! perfection.... bye bye :))))

    December 4, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    I tend to think that Newt crawled out of the woodwork and has been whispering into our brains...he needs to get on the treadmill so we can all forget his name...

    December 4, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  13. no doubt

    Billy Graham has convinced millions of young Americans that if they go to war for US, God would reward them. The Pentagon owes him a big thank you, and will sorely miss his services once he's buried. His son isn't nearly as convincing, though he tries.

    December 4, 2011 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jorge' Patton

    God bless the Reverend Graham for serving his country. There's no telling how many young christians he preached onto the battlefields that are dead but alive in heaven now thanks to his good work. God has a special place for men like the Reverend Billy Graham because without them we might of had to draft pagans into God's military to fight our wars. Maybe even a few jews.

    December 5, 2011 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  15. lurex

    What a bunch of sh!t. As if God says it's ok and you'll get to heaven if you go to war. Ain't that the sh!t the koran says?

    December 5, 2011 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
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