Billy Graham Released From Hospital

By   •   August 12, 2012

Mr. Graham will require some days of rest and recuperation at home before returning completely to his usual routine.  He continues to be focused on manuscript development for a new book project on the subject of salvation, and the focus of his seven decade preaching ministry.

He also remains enthused about the My Hope evangelistic campaign which is to coincide with his 95th birthday in November 2013.

“Mr. Graham had a quick recovery and responded very well to his treatment,” said Daniel Fertel, MD, Mission Hospital pulmonologist. “Catching these types of pulmonary infections early is crucial for a fast recovery, as was the case for Mr. Graham. Despite this illness he remains remarkably healthy for a 93-year-old man.”

Mr. Graham kept his routine and enjoyed visits from family members while also interacting with medical staff that put him in good spirits throughout his stay.

“I am grateful for the exceptional care I received at Mission Hospital,” said Mr. Graham. “It is never easy going to the hospital, but the doctors and nurses here provided me with wonderful care. Mission Hospital employs a dedicated team of professionals that administered prompt treatment to restore my health and allow me to return home quickly.”

“I am also grateful for the prayers and letters I received from people across the country and around the world during my short stay,” Mr. Graham continued. “Such an outpouring of love and support is always a blessing but was especially appreciated during my hospitalization.”

After being admitted to Mission Hospital early Sunday morning, Mr. Graham spent part of the morning watching his grandson, Will Graham, on television preaching at First Baptist Church of Spartanburg S.C. Later, he enjoyed a visit from his daughter, Gigi, and one of his grandchildren. They ate lunch together and enjoyed a relaxing afternoon.

The 93-year-old evangelist watched the closing ceremony of the London Olympics from his bed on Sunday evening. “The ceremony brought back fond memories of various crusades Mr. Graham held in the UK and in Rio de Janeiro, the host city for the next Summer Olympics, over seven decades of public ministry,” said Mr. Graham’s spokesman, A. Larry Ross.

Mr. Graham was previously hospitalized for successful treatment of pneumonia in November, 2011.

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  1. Valerie says:

    You are such a a blessing to the world. Thank you for touching my life and millions of others. Rest in His love always!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee! I praise the Lord for you, and for all the members of your team. I have been praying for you daily. Get wellsoon Dr. Graham. I am looking forward to reading your next book!!

  3. Monty says:

    God Bless You Dr. Graham! May you recover well!

  4. Kim says:

    I'm so glad Jesus saved you. I prayed for you and I'm glad you're well.

  5. Brenda Rae says:

    I am so happy to hear that Reverend Graham has been released from the hospital. He is such an inspiration and our world needs him. I myself am going through a bout of illness and it is my testimony that leaning on the Lord has been my answer.

  6. Wanda says:

    Praise the Lord for Dr.Graham 's recovery. I am so grateful for his devotion to God and his salvation message.

  7. Mariann says:

    Praise God for your wonderful recovery! I thank God for you, your family, and your whole ministry team. Thank you for being so straight on the Word, so dedicated, and so faithful to Christ all these years!!

  8. Martha says:

    God Bless you Rev. Billy Graham. I admire you as a person and for your Love for God. Praying for you. Sincerely, Martha

  9. Colleen says:

    So happy that you have been released from the hospital. May you continue to get to feeling better and stronger each and every day. You are in my daily prayers. God Bless. We love you dearly.

  10. Carol says:

    Thanking our God for you and the marvelous witness you have been all these years. May the Lord's healing hand rest upon you bringing the restoration you are needing at this time. Peace, joy and health be yours.