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. Pearl

    awww, I remember them. Hey what about ♪ I love Rock -n- Roll put another dime in the jut box baby ♪ 😉

    December 5, 2011 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  2. Pearl

    @ tommy, Yep it's right in front of me as we speak! Where you from?

    December 5, 2011 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  3. Tommy Tutone

    Ahhhh, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.
    Great music of the '80s!
    Joan is looking pretty good for a...whatever her age is...

    December 5, 2011 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  4. Tommy Tutone

    A cruddy little town in the Illinois...Lansing. Not to be confused with Lansing Michigan. Where are you from?

    December 5, 2011 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  5. Pearl

    start out being physically active at a young age and chances are the aging process won't creep in anytime soon 😉

    December 5, 2011 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  6. Tommy Tutone

    Does jumping around stage count?

    December 5, 2011 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  7. Pearl

    The pine tree state, Maine

    December 5, 2011 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  8. Pearl

    LOL, very much so, Sorry I had a knock at my door
    Ahhh , there is another one
    ♪ Knock three times on the ceiling ♪

    December 5, 2011 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  9. Tommy Tutone

    Tony Orlando and Dawn.

    December 5, 2011 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  10. Pearl

    ☀ you just won yourself a NEW plasma 50 inch buddy LOL

    December 5, 2011 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  11. Pearl

    Ok, Your turn! And I get to guess

    December 5, 2011 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  12. Tommy Tutone

    I won a plasma tv? Really? Wait..and then I woke up, right? Lol!

    I always feel like
    somebody's watching me...

    December 5, 2011 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  13. RUFFNUTT ( Somalian pirate & fisherman & kcmo resident )

    Billy Graham craker is getting pretty old...

    December 5, 2011 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  14. Pearl

    Yup, it's in the mail, NOT 😉

    Rockwell !

    gimme another one

    December 5, 2011 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  15. Pearl

    Oooo, I like the one that Eddy Murphy and what's his name did? the guy from Buffalo who dated LInda blare there for awhile

    December 5, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
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