Evangelist Billy Graham in hospital

Evangelist Billy Graham is in hospital in North Carolina with a lung infection, a spokesman has said.

A joint statement Sunday from Mr Graham's spokesman and Mission Hospital said the 93-year-old was admitted overnight for evaluation and treatment of an infection thought to be bronchitis.

The hospital is in Asheville, near his home in Montreat.

Pulmonologist David Pucci said Mr Graham is resting comfortably and his condition is stable. He is being treated with antibiotics.

Mr Graham was admitted to hospital last November suffering from pneumonia.

His spokesman said his health has been good since he was discharged, although he remains at home due to age-related conditions. He is working on a manuscript for a forthcoming book.