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Evangelist Billy Graham hospitalized

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Posted at 1:53 PM, Aug 12, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-13 07:00:45-04

(CNN) - Evangelist Billy Graham was admitted to a hospital overnight for treatment of a pulmonary infection believed to be bronchitis, the hospital said.

"Upon admission, he was alert and in good spirits," Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, said in a statement.

He was hospitalized for pneumonia last November.

The 93-year-old "has remained in good overall health the past year, though he continues to remain at home due to age-related conditions," Mission Hospital said in a statement. "However, Mr. Graham remains actively involved in ministry and writing projects, including near completion of a manuscript for a new book summarizing his Gospel message over the past seven decades of public ministry."

It is unclear how soon he may be released from the hospital.