Billy Graham Admitted to Mission Hospitals

( [email protected] ) May 17, 2004 03:21 PM EDT

Evangelist Billy Graham was admitted to Mission Hospitals in Asheville, N.C., for evaluation and treatment of injuries from a fall he suffered May 14. His orthopedic surgeon stated that he was in stable condition and that preliminary tests indicated a possible hairline fracture to the pelvis.

Graham, who is scheduled to conduct two evangelistic crusades this summer, had been home recovering from a partial hip replacement performed January 6 at Mayo Clinic's St. Luke's Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla.

According to a statement made by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), “Further tests will be performed to assess the extent of his injuries, guide the treatment plan, and determine the time needed for full recovery. Rev. Graham said he is resting comfortably, and expressed gratitude for prayers on his behalf.”

Graham is scheduled to deliver the message at the “Heart of America Crusade” in Kansas City, June 17-20, and the “Greater Los Angeles Crusade” in Los Angeles, July 29-August 1.