Billy Graham was hospitalized at Mission Health & Hospitals in Asheville early Saturday morning with intestinal bleeding, according to the hospital. Graham lives in nearby Montreat.
Physicians said Graham, 88, was admitted for observation and is listed in fair condition. Graham's condition does not appear to be life-threatening. Tests showed no areas of bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract.
According to a release from the hospital, physicians believe the bleeding may have come from diverticuli, small pouches that can form in the lower intestine. The pouches can become irritated and bleed. Bleeding is often sudden and may stop on its own, according to Graham's doctors.
Graham's staff said he was resting comfortably and is fully conscious, alert and visiting with family. ...