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Evangelist Billy Graham is out of the hospital and resting at home after tripping over his dog.
Graham spokesman A. Larry Ross said the 89-year-old evangelist spent Friday night (Oct. 10) at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C., in part because of the late hour of his treatment. But, with no broken bones, he was ready to resume his regular physical therapy the next day.
“He’s experienced some muscle soreness and bruising, but I think overall Mr. Graham is stronger than he was six months ago due, in part, to his faithful exercise and physical therapy,” Ross said. “Also, prayer support from many individuals across the country and the world.”
Graham tripped over Sam, a golden retriever that sticks close to the evangelist’s side.
“I am encouraging him to remain as active as possible, but to be mindful of his dog, who likes to keep faithfully at his feet,” said Dr. Lucian Rice, who treated Graham. “I expect Mr. Graham to recover fully.”
Ross said Graham, who turns 90 on Nov. 7, continues to be treated for macular degeneration, which reduces his vision, and hearing loss, for which he uses hearing aids. He has a pending book project and continues to write for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
By Adelle M. Banks
Religion News Service
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