Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Billy Graham released from hospital

The Rev Billy Graham has been released from hospital (AP)

The Rev Billy Graham is back at his North Carolina home after being in hospital for five days with pneumonia.

Merrell Gregory from the Mission Hospital in Asheville said the 92-year-old evangelist was released on Sunday morning.

Doctors said Graham's response to treatment for pneumonia has been excellent and he has regained strength. But they say his continued recovery will be gradual.

The hospital said Graham thanked the staff for their care and was grateful to have the hospital so close to his home.

Graham spokesman A Larry Ross said Graham was able to continue his routine while in the hospital, having his weekly Bible study and prayer with his pastor.

Graham went to the hospital on Wednesday after sweating, coughing and breathing difficulty.

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