Evangelist Billy Graham was hospitalized Saturday after tripping and falling over one of his dogs at his North Carolina home, a hospital spokeswoman said.
The 89-year-old Graham was at Mission Hospital in Asheville with discomfort and bruising and hoped to be home later in the day, said spokeswoman Merrell Gregory. He was listed in fair condition and his physicians report that X-rays showed no broken bones, Gregory said in a news release.
For six decades, Graham led a worldwide crusade-based ministry that packed stadiums with believers and allowed him to counsel every U.S. president since Harry Truman.
The Southern Baptist minister fell late Friday at his home in Montreat, N.C.
Earlier this year, Graham had elective surgery to update a shunt that controls excess fluid on his brain. The shunt was first installed in 2000 and drains fluid from through a small tube, relieving excess pressure that can cause symptoms similar to Parkinson's disease.
Graham also has suffered from prostate cancer and macular degeneration. He was hospitalized last year for nearly two weeks after experiencing intestinal bleeding.
Graham turns 90 on Nov. 7.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Billy Graham Injured in Fall; Set to Turn 90 in November
Evangelist Billy Graham was injured in a fall at his home this past Friday. Graham will turn 90 on November 7, and is suffering from Parkinson's disease. God has used him in such an amazing way to preach the Gospel around the world. Lift him up in prayer: