Evangelist Bill Graham Hospitalized With Intestinal Bleeding

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Evangelist Billy Graham was admitted to a hospital near his home early Saturday for evaluation and treatment of an intestinal bleed, hospital officials said.

Graham, 88, was resting comfortably Saturday afternoon, said Merrell Gregory, a spokesman for Mission Health & Hospitals in Asheville.

Graham's doctors said the illness did not appear to be life-threatening, according to a statement issued by the hospital and by Graham's press representatives, A. Larry Ross Communications.

Graham, who suffers from a variety of ailments including Parkinson's disease and age-related macular degeneration, has been largely confined to his western North Carolina home in recent years.