ASHEVILLE, NC (WBTV) - Evangelist Billy Graham has been hospitalized near his home for treatment of possible pneumonia, officials say.
According to Mission Hospital in Asheville, Rev. Graham was admitted to the hospital for evaluation and treatment of his lungs.
Graham's doctor says that he is listed in stable condition at the hospital. His pulmonologist says that Graham is being tested for possible pneumonia.
Graham hospitalized earlier this year for treatment of pneumonia in May 2011. He resumed his ongoing program of physical therapy and normal activity shortly after release, according to his staff.
Upon admittance, he was alert, smiling and waving at hospital staff. Graham reportedly looking forward to returning home to spend the upcoming Christmas holidays with his family.