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Evangelist Billy Graham 'doing fine' at hospital, rep says

Ed Betz / AP

Rev. Billy Graham pauses during an interview in a hotel in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday, June 14, 2005. Now 86 and in frail health, Graham is all but certain that his revival meeting in New York City next week will be the last he ever leads in the United States - and probably the last that the famed evangelist does anywhere. (AP Photo/Ed Betz)

Evangelist Billy Graham remains in stable condition at a North Carolina hospital, where he is being treated for a bronchitis infection.

According to a statement released by his spokespeople, Graham rested well during his first night at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C. Early Monday, he was "up having breakfast and doing fine," the statement read, adding that Graham's infection was responding well to the treatment.

Evangelist Billy Graham being treated in North Carolina hospital for bronchitis

Graham, 93, was admitted overnight Sunday to Mission Hospital, near his home in Montreat, for evaluation and treatment. Family members visited Graham on Sunday, his spokesperson said, adding that the evangelist also spent some time watching the closing ceremony of the Olympics from his hospital bed.

No date has been set for discharge, but physicians are hoping for a speedy recovery.

Graham was previously hospitalized for successful treatment of pneumonia in November. He resumed his ongoing program of physical therapy and normal activity shortly after his release, according to his staff.

Billy Graham, the 93-year-old Southern Baptist minister, was admitted to a North Carolina hospital overnight Sunday for a lung infection. NBC's Lester Holt reports.

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