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. Tommy Tutone

    I just remember My girl wants to party all the time, party all the timen party all the time, wooo hooo when I think of Eddie Murphy. That, and, "I'm Gumby, Dammit"

    Hey, you're from Maine? Anywhere near Derry? I'd stay far far FAR away from Derry, Stephen King told me to, lol!

    I'm coming down on you...I hope my aim is true!

    December 5, 2011 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  2. Pearl

    LMAO, Yes Yes Yes, Gumby !!!!!!!!

    Nope, Augusta... I know phew

    What the BLAKE ! ummm , I could look that up, but that's cheaten, so tell me ?

    December 5, 2011 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  3. Tommy Tutone

    Phew is right! Wouldn't want any clowns grabbing your ankles out of storm drains...

    It's Genesis.
    K. Your turn.
    Last one before I run out the door.

    December 5, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  4. Pearl

    Crap, that one scared the a for mentioned out of me!

    ok, Easy one then... Funkytown?

    December 5, 2011 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  5. Tommy Tutone

    Gots to go. Toodles, noodles.

    December 5, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  6. Tommy Tutone

    Well, goldarnit, I can't think of the name of the band...won't you take me to FUNKYTOWN...just put me out of my misery!

    December 5, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  7. Pearl

    ✌ 😉

    December 5, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  8. Tommy Tutone

    Not fair. Now it'll be in my head all day.

    December 5, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  9. Tommy Tutone

    Lipps Inc. Now I can go to work sane.

    December 5, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  10. Pearl

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    ok, see ya

    December 5, 2011 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    Ooooh! Name That Tune!
    I can name that tune in 4 notes, Tom.

    December 5, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  12. Pearl

    ok, then name one, using only 3 words of the song and no cheatin! don't google it. You start

    December 5, 2011 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    Oh, my dear Pearl, it is too early yet...I need to start my coffee IV before I tackle any start, okay?

    December 5, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  14. Pearl

    ok, hold on, I need my second. brb

    December 5, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  15. Pearl

    on second thought, I'm gonna need a nap! zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    December 5, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
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