May 15th, 2011
05:29 PM ET

Evangelist Billy Graham is released from the hospital

(CNN) - Evangelist Billy Graham was at home Sunday after being discharged from an Asheville, North Carolina, hospital where he was treated for pneumonia, the hospital said.

The 92-year old minister was admitted to the Mission Hospital early on Wednesday and returned to his home in the nearby town of Montreat, North Carolina, Sunday afternoon. His physicians said Graham's response to treatment has been good, but stressed his recovery will be slow.

"He has responded very well to treatment, with progressive improvement since his admission," said Lucian Rice, Graham's primary care physician. "We expect continuing recuperation at home with very gradual recovery, returning to normal activities over several weeks. I'm delighted that he has come back this fast."

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- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Belief • Christianity • North Carolina • United States

soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. EliteAmericans


    May 18, 2011 at 12:42 pm |
  2. Eduardo

    I Love this man of God.
    never lost his purpuse in life, never had scandals , true honest man,
    I wish i can be like him.....

    May 17, 2011 at 12:30 pm |
    • Adelina

      God bless you. Dr. Graham loved the Bible. Jesus can make you live like him.

      May 17, 2011 at 6:56 pm |
  3. Sandro Mauricio

    Que Deus esteja lhe concedendo uma breve recuperação..

    E são muitos os que tem que agradecer a esse servo do Senhor..

    God bless you.

    May 16, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
    • Artist

      Sandro please focus and look closely at the CNN webpage.

      May 16, 2011 at 3:34 pm |
  4. Artist


    The God whom Dr. Billy Graham serves gave humans brains and mind.

    Yes his faith was in man not his god. If he relied on his faith he would be dead.

    May 16, 2011 at 2:23 pm |
    • Adelina

      Artist, Christians are to use any ethical medical help available and also pray to God for healing. It's biblical. Most modern medical technology originally developed in Christendom alone because the Bible alone deepens human's thinking.

      May 17, 2011 at 12:38 am |
    • Rhys

      And then, when he's saved by the police, they'll claim that the doctors were guided by God OR ignore the doctors altogether and just say "God done it!"

      May 17, 2011 at 7:27 pm |
    • Rhys

      Whoah, police? Yikes. I meant "And then, when he's saved by the doctors..."

      May 17, 2011 at 7:28 pm |
    • Adelina

      @Rhys: Not true. Christians express thanks to the human agents of healing as well. But the utmost and ultimate thanks must be ascribed to God. Man cannot be truly human without acknowledging God, and doing so means accepting Jesus.

      May 18, 2011 at 2:36 am |
  5. doctore0

    Saved by doctors/science... Long dead if not for that...

    May 16, 2011 at 4:47 am |
    • Adelina

      The God whom Dr. Billy Graham serves gave humans brains and mind.

      May 16, 2011 at 10:58 am |
  6. Adelina

    A golden sunset of a true man of God lingers forever in human mind and elsewhere as well.

    May 15, 2011 at 9:07 pm |
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