Billy Graham in 'good spirits' in hospital, spokesman says
December 1st, 2011
03:28 PM ET

Billy Graham in 'good spirits' in hospital, spokesman says

By the CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) - Evangelist Billy Graham is in "good spirits" and resting comfortably in an Asheville, North Carolina, hospital Thursday, a day after he was admitted for evaluation and treatment of his lungs, a spokesman said.

Graham spent time reading the Bible and praying with his daughter, Gigi, Wednesday night, Graham spokesman A. Larry Ross said on Twitter.

When Graham - who turned 93 on November 7 - was admitted to Mission Hospital, "he was alert, smiling and waving at hospital staff," according to a statement from the hospital.

"While no date has been set for discharge, Mr. Graham is looking forward to returning home to spend the upcoming Christmas holidays with his family," the statement said.

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soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. Randy Stewart

    OMG, do you see whats transpiring in Syria? Despite a brutal government crackdown, the demonstrations continue

    December 18, 2011 at 7:48 pm |
  2. McJesus

    Faith healer. In a hospital. Why isn't this surprising?

    December 5, 2011 at 5:51 pm |
    • Joseph

      Billy Graham isnt a faith healer. He is an evangelist.... a fraud though.

      December 6, 2011 at 3:15 pm |
  3. Answer

    Let the moron die and die soon.

    As a matter of fact, let all the religious die today. 🙂 What a wonderful world that would be.

    December 2, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
    • Felix The Navidad

      Your soul is as dead as the death you are wishing on Rev. Graham,a sincere man of God blessed with 93 years of dedication to God. I think you will never see that rare age as your rotten soul is already festering and dead, corrupting your mind with your body not far behind.

      December 2, 2011 at 6:02 pm |
    • Answer

      Where is that dead soul of mine? Show me your soul.

      Laughable always. Get off the high horse on your ridiculous dogma of fear and ignorance.

      December 3, 2011 at 4:08 pm |
    • Felix The Navidad

      The filth, rot and corruption of your dead soul spills out into your writing like the insides of a gutted pig.

      December 3, 2011 at 4:16 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Herbert, stop this. It's not Christian behavior.

      December 3, 2011 at 11:16 pm |
  4. Daniel

    He should pray for God to heal him...who needs medical treatment? And, if he comes out alive, he'll thank God, with little or no regard for the doctors who treated him.

    December 2, 2011 at 3:01 pm |
    • o.k.

      We're all better people having read your post.

      December 2, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
  5. WOWAvdBerg

    When you have to stand before god some day, i would love to be there to see you tell him to his face that billy graham is a false prophet haha. Your a sorry excuse for a christian and i hope that people dont actually listen to you because people like you are why christianity has so many problems today.

    December 2, 2011 at 1:08 pm |
  6. Janie

    has he ever apologized for his anti-Semitic comments?

    December 2, 2011 at 8:06 am |
    • Felix The Navidad


      December 2, 2011 at 8:41 am |
  7. hippypoet

    to bad the morons lungs aren't colapsed. it doesnt deserve to breath my air.

    December 2, 2011 at 12:17 am |
    • Ephraim

      You have air? I don't see your name on any of it anywhere. How about that?

      December 2, 2011 at 2:20 am |
    • McJesus

      Air is invisible. It doesn't exist. Unlike God. Yes. That is sarcasm.

      December 5, 2011 at 5:53 pm |
  8. gupsphoo

    Why is he even in hospital? He should ask his supposedly all-powerful god to heal him instead, if he actually believes. LOL!

    December 1, 2011 at 11:20 pm |
    • christian soldier

      Jesus will heal him.

      December 2, 2011 at 12:16 am |
    • tallulah13

      He's 93. His time is coming to an end. It's not a bad thing.

      December 2, 2011 at 2:15 am |
    • Kemuel

      wow, some human being you are, everyone's time comes to an end, at least he has lived this long, I can't say the same about you

      December 2, 2011 at 8:39 am |
    • gupsphoo

      Yes, Kemuel. Unlike you, I am the kind of human being who likes to ask questions.

      December 2, 2011 at 4:26 pm |
  9. NatzyParty

    @soundbite yeah, I'm getting a sore throat 🙁 And I think that's funny! You said I sound like a constipated co ckroach when co ckroaches can't talk! hahahaha

    December 1, 2011 at 11:20 pm |
  10. Jonjon

    Here we have one of those frauds who is mentioned in the Bible where Jesus will say "I never knew you! Depart from me ye evildoers!"
    He's going to burn in HELL!!!

    December 1, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  11. Trish

    May the Lord heal you and richly bless you. Have a blessed Christmas as we celebrate the birth of the "King of Kings"

    December 1, 2011 at 8:42 pm |
  12. Woody

    Why is this "holy man" in the hospital? Won't the god he worshiped, and prayed to, all his life, take care of him? Why does he fear death? Isn't this the ultimate goal of believers, to die and go to heaven and be with their "Saviour"? Doesn't being in a hospital, and using the latest life extending medical technology, defy the will of god? I'm a little confused. Can a believer explain this?

    December 1, 2011 at 8:40 pm |
    • Felix The Navidad

      Get back to us on all that when you reach 93 years of age please.

      December 1, 2011 at 9:51 pm |
    • Mick

      It's because people really know, way deep down, that it's all a lie and are terrified of the unknown while saying they know all about what happens after death.

      December 2, 2011 at 2:14 am |
  13. Felix The Navidad

    May God continue to bless you Rev. Graham

    December 1, 2011 at 7:58 pm |
  14. Nelly

    Dear Rev. Graham, wishing you full recovery !!!

    December 1, 2011 at 6:38 pm |
  15. christian soldier

    Thinking of you Rev. Graham and wishing you well!

    December 1, 2011 at 6:23 pm |
    • Mildred the Mouth

      why would they have to pray for him ? If their god has a plan, then this is it, and do they want the plan changed ? It something bad happens, (like a sin being committed), the THAT IS the plan. Or, is he too disorganized to make a good plan ? Or does the divine plan all go wrong ?

      December 2, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
  16. hippypoet

    "in good spirits" i dunno, he looks a little possessed to me!

    Priest – get the exorcist! Quickly!!!

    December 1, 2011 at 4:18 pm |
    • Priest

      Sorry, I was busy with some young new fresh and clean postulants to the holy faith. It took me all day to properly minister to each one. I have no idea where the exorcist is at. Did you look in the kitchen?

      December 2, 2011 at 2:18 am |
  17. Get well soon!

    Dear Rev. Graham, you are in our thoughts and prayers!

    December 1, 2011 at 4:08 pm |
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