Billy Graham Hospitalized for ‘Respiratory Congestion’

A spokesman said he's expected to recover

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In this Dec. 20, 2010 file photo, evangelist Billy Graham speaks to the media at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association headquarters in Charlotte, N.C.

Rev. Billy Graham, an evangelist known for his broadcast sermons and spiritual advice to U.S presidents, was hospitalized for a “respiratory congestion issue” Wednesday, according to a spokesman.

Graham, who turned 95 this month, suffered a similar incident a few weeks ago. He is expected to recover and return home in the next few days, spokesman Mark DeMoss told CBS News.

Earlier this month hundreds of guests — among them Rupert Murdoch and Donald Trump — gathered to celebrate Graham’s birthday in North Carolina. At the party he debuted a 30-minute film called “The Cross,” which some considered to be his final sermon.

[CBS News]