The latest on Billy Graham.
"Superstar" Billy Graham was admitted to the hospital on Sept. 21 with shortness of breath according to his wife Valerie. In an update from Valerie (via Hannibal TV), Graham is being treated for congestive heart failure. The doctors also checked for blood cots to his lungs, but fortunately found nothing. The report goes on to say that Graham may have had a minor heart attack, though that was not confirmed.
Hannibal goes on to say that he noticed Graham experiencing shortness of breath after walking short distances back in April and says that Graham could not walk up stairs during that time.
On Sept. 25, Graham issued the following update on his Facebook page
Hey fans, I am back home from the Mayo Clinic Hospital. I wanted to thank everyone for their well wishes and prayers. I need rest right now but by this coming Sunday evening I will give all my Facebook fans an in-depth report on the status of my heart. All I will say for now is that I have suffered a heart attack and am in constant heart failure. I am of course on medications for my heart and will be for the remainder of my life. I am keeping the faith and will fight !!! Superstar Billy Graham
Graham has been plagued by health issues throughout his career, beginning with a hip replacement in 1986 that cut his in-ring career short. He received a liver transplant in 2002 and was hospitalized in 2006 with bowel obstruction. Other hospitalizations include liver problems (2010), double pneumonia and possible heart failure (2013), liver complication (2014), and internal bleeding (2016). He was diagnosed with third-stage liver disease and cirrhosis in 2012.
Fightful will update the story when more information is known. We also extend our thoughts and prayers to Graham, his family, and friends at this time.