The Edmond Sun

November 20, 2013

Billy Graham hospitalized with respiratory ailment

By Tim Funk
The Charlotte Observer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Nearly two weeks after celebrating his 95th birthday, the Rev. Billy Graham is back in the hospital for respiratory problems.

The Charlotte-born evangelist, who lives in Montreat, N.C., was taken to Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C. on Tuesday.

“Mr. Graham is in the hospital with a respiratory congestion issue, similar to what he had a few weeks ago,” Graham’s spokeswoman, Mark DeMoss, said in a statement. “As was the case then, we expect he will be able to return home in a day or two.”

Graham’s son, Franklin, who runs the Charlotte-based Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, is in Thailand to headline a festival, or crusade, this week. He is not altering his plans, DeMoss’ office said.