Reverend Billy Graham was hospitalized Wednesday (Nov. 30) near his home in North Carolina after suffering from congestion, a cough and a slight fever, his spokesman tells the AP. The doctors wanted to test him for pneumonia.
The famous evangelist is 93 years old, which means pneumonia could be dangerous, but his personal physician says he is in stable condition. Graham was reportedly in good spirits after his full day of medical testing.
Graham was hospitalized a year ago with a bout of pneumonia. He was also hospitalized in October 2008 after falling over one of his dogs. Graham also previously battled prostate cancer. His organization, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, is now largely run by his son Franklin (pictured above, with Graham). Graham’s wife Ruth died in June 2007.