CNN and the Associated Press are reporting that Hillary Clinton fainted and suffered a concussion, thought to be be caused from dehydration from a stomach virus. She is apparently well enough to be resting at home.
LaChina Robinson @Lives2Inspire @AP BREAKING: State Department: Ill Hillary Rodham Clinton faints, has concussion, now recovering at home
“While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion,” Philippe Reines said in a statement. “She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors.”
At the recommendation of her doctors, “she will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with Department and other officials,” he said. Ms. Clinton canceled a trip to North Africa last week due to illness.
9:44 AM PT: CBS is reporting the same facts with a better attribution to the State Department press release.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton fainted and suffered a concussion, the U.S. State Department reports.
In a statement issued by the State Dept. Saturday, it was reported that "While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion.
"She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors," the statement continued. "At their recommendation, she will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with Department and other officials. She is looking forward to being back in the office soon."
9:49 AM PT: Thanks to Lauren Monica for extending our best wishes to SOS Hillary Clinton for a speedy recovery. She needs some bed rest and TLC. Sorry that my original report and update were only a quick report of the news.
Secretary Clinton has been working incredibly hard for us and I'm sure everyone here wishes her a quick recovery.
We also learn that the Phillippe Reines who issued the previously reported press release is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, which I cut out here to stay within fair use guidelines.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who earlier this week canceled a trip to Morocco and the Middle East because she was ill with a stomach virus, is at home recovering from a concussion she suffered in a fall, her spokesman says. ....
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta says it's a good sign that Clinton is being allowed to rest at home, rather than in a hospital.
Clinton, 65, plans to depart her post soon after President Obama's second inauguration. She has deflected questions about whether she might make another run for the White House in 2016.
10:05 AM PT: At 1:00 pm EST I edited the original post to insert an official state department photo of Secretary Clinton. .
10:28 AM PT: Get Well Soon Secretary Clinton!