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McConnell suffers concussion in fall, to remain hospitalized for 'few days'

"He has been admitted to the hospital where he is receiving treatment," a spokesperson said.

Published: March 9, 2023 12:26am

Updated: March 9, 2023 1:53pm

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell suffered a concussion in a fall Wednesday night and will remain in the hospital for "a few days," the senator's congressional office said Thursday.

The 81-year-old Kentucky lawmaker tripped and fell at a dinner for the Senate Leadership Fund, a campaign committee with which he's aligned, at the Waldorf Astoria Washington D.C.

McConnell spokesman David Popp said Thursday that McConnell will hospitalized “for a few days of observation and treatment.

Popp also said the senator is "grateful to the medical professionals for their care and to his colleagues for their warm wishes."

McConnell tripped and fell at his home in Kentucky in 2019 and underwent surgery for a shoulder fracture. 

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