Billy Graham returns home after hospital stay

APEvangelist Billy Graham

Evangelist Billy Graham returned to his home in Montreat today following a two-day stay at Mission Hospital, flagship hospital of Mission Health in Asheville, North Carolina.

He was admitted on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, for pulmonary-related tests and observation.

"Mr. Graham was alert and in good spirits during his stay," said William R Hathaway, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Mission Hospital. "We are pleased with the results of Mr Graham's evaluation."

Graham, who celebrated his 95th birthday on November 7, was admitted at Mission Hospital last month for similar tests.

His son, Franklin Graham, who now runs the Billy Graham said in a Thursday statement that his father is prone to chest congestion.

"His health is generally good for 95," he said. "My father is encouraged and he's surrounded by people who care for him and love him, so he's in good hands. At 95, people praying for my father's health is always appreciated."

According to a news release, throughout the past year, the evangelist has remained in generally good health. During this time, Graham wrote his 32nd book, The Reason for My Hope: Salvation (Thomas Nelson, October 2013), and filmed a new message, My Hope America, which aired this month on some 500 stations across the nation.