Billy Graham hospitalized for respiratory illness

Nov. 20, 2013 at 2:17 PM
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ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The Rev. Billy Graham has been hospitalized in North Carolina for respiratory problems, his family said.

The televangelist -- who turned 95 this month -- was taken to Mission Hospital near his home in Asheville, N.C., Tuesday. He's expected to return home in a few days, a family spokesman told WCNC-TV, Charlotte, N.C.

It's the second hospital stint for the preacher in the last few weeks.

"Mr. Graham is in the hospital with a respiratory congestion issue, similar to what he had a few weeks ago," Mark DeMoss, spokesman for the Graham family said. "As was the case then, we expect he will be able to return home in a day or two."

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