Graham's doctor says condition has stabilized

May 12, 2011

(RNS) Billy Graham's doctor confirmed Thursday (May 12) that the
92-year-old evangelist has pneumonia, but said he is doing well.

Graham was taken Wednesday to Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C.,
where he was started on antibiotics.

Dr. Shaw C. Henderson, a pulmonologist, said Graham is being
encouraged to restart normal activities, including physical therapy.

Graham spokesman A. Larry Ross said in a statement that the
evangelist started feeling better once he arrived at the hospital near
his North Carolina home.

"We anticipate his pneumonia to clear with treatment and hope he
will be able to soon return home," Ross said. No departure date has been

Graham has been mostly homebound in recent years and has suffered
from age-related ailments, including hearing loss and macular

He has continued to work on writing projects, including a
first-person account on aging.