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Billy Graham hospitalized in NC

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Graham celebrated his 93rd birthday on Nov. 7. (Source: The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association) Graham celebrated his 93rd birthday on Nov. 7. (Source: The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association)

ASHEVILLE, NC (RNN) - The Rev. Billy Graham is in a North Carolina hospital being tested for possible pneumonia.

Graham, perhaps America's most prominent pastor, was admitted to Mission Hospital in Asheville. According to his Facebook page, Graham was "alert, smiling, and waving at hospital staff as he was admitted. We're sure he would appreciate your prayers."

He was most recently treated for pneumonia in May.

According to a statement from his publicist, Graham's personal physician says his condition is stable and, while no discharge date has been set, Graham is looking forward to spending the Christmas holiday at home with his family.

He celebrated his 93rd birthday on Nov. 7. Graham released his 30th book, Nearing Home, a memoir on growing older, in October.

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