US Evangelist Billy Graham Sick & Hospitalised

US evangelist Billy Graham is in a fair condition and resting comfortably in hospital after he was admitted for evaluation and treatment of an intestinal bleed, hospital officials say.
Graham, 88, was fully alert, and his doctors do not think his condition is life-threatening, said his spokesman, Larry Ross.
"The priority right now is rest," Ross said.
Graham's blood pressure was good and there were no signs of new bleeding, according to a statement released by Mission Health & Hospitals in Asheville on Saturday.
He was expected to sleep well overnight, the hospital said.
"It stopped as quickly as it began," Ross said.
Ross estimated the ailing preacher could be released from the hospital in a couple of days.
Graham, who suffers from a variety of ailments including Parkinson's disease and age-related macular degeneration, has been largely confined to his western North Carolina home in recent years.
His wife of 64 years, Ruth Bell Graham, died in June. She had been bedridden for months with degenerative osteoarthritis of the back and neck.
The ailing Graham surprised mourners at her funeral by rising to talk about his wife, who was his closest confidant during a six-decade career that took him around the world to preach to more than 210 million people.
The charismatic Southern Baptist minister has preached in more than 185 countries and territories, and packed arenas in the United States. He is known for his close ties to Richard Nixon, who said Graham helped persuade him to run for president in 1968.

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