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Rev. Billy Graham leaves hospital after 2-week stay for intestinal bleeding

Rev. Billy Graham leaves hospital after 2-week stay for intestinal bleeding

Prominent evangelist Billy Graham was released from a North Carolina hospital Thursday, nearly two weeks after he was admitted for intestinal bleeding, officials said.
Doctors identified and treated the source of Graham's bleeding during a colonoscopy last week, said Merrill Gregory, a hospital spokeswoman.
"We have been pleased that he has been able to come back from this incident as well as he has," said Dr. Lucian Rice, Graham's personal doctor. "He will continue to have therapy at home, and I feel that he can have a very good recovery."
Rice said he expects the 88-year-old evangelist will continue to regain his strength.
Graham, a charismatic Southern Baptist minister known for his crusades that packed stadiums with believers, suffers from a variety of ailments including Parkinson's disease and age-related macular degeneration. He has been largely confined to his home in recent years.


Updated : 2021-04-18 10:00 GMT+08:00