Billy Graham Released from Hospital

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After a restful night and continued progress in his recovery, Rev. Billy Graham was released from the hospital Tuesday.

Rev. Graham, 93, had been in an Asheville, N.C., hospital recovering from pneumonia since Nov. 30.

Mission Hospital released a statement Tuesday afternoon confirming that after six days and a "good response to treatment," he'd be home for the holidays.

"I am grateful for the many thoughts and prayers expressed by individuals across the country and around the world,” Graham said before leaving the hospital.

“I also appreciated the wonderful treatment I received here from such caring doctors and nurses," he added. "I am especially looking forward to seeing my home decorated for Christmas and spending the holidays with members of my family.”

Earlier, doctors said Graham rested well for several nights, was walking around and progressing in physical therapy.

Graham just released his 30th book Nearing Home and has said he wants to preach one last sermon before he dies.

Graham was also admitted to the hospital with pneumonia in May.

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