Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was officially given a release from the hospital this past Monday evening in the wake of being admitted due to a falling incident that took place this past week.
“Leader McConnell’s concussion recovery is proceeding well and the Leader was discharged from the hospital today,” a statement coming from McConnell’s office explained to the public. “At the advice of his physician, the next step will be a period of physical therapy at an inpatient rehabilitation facility before he returns home.”
“Over the course of treatment this weekend, the Leader’s medical team discovered that he also suffered a minor rib fracture on Wednesday, for which he is also being treated,” the statement went on, “The Leader and Secretary Chao are deeply thankful for the skilled medical care, prayers, and kindness they have received.”
The veteran legislator, aged 81, ended up tripping while attending a reception and dinner this past week in honor of the Senate Leadership Fund — a political action committee created to see to the election of Republicans to the upper chamber — which was hosted at the Waldorf Astoria hotel located in Washington, D.C.
McConnell is known to be a survivor of polio and still sometimes has to deal with injuries in relation to his balance issues, including a shoulder fracture from around four years ago when he fell at his home in Kentucky.
This hospitalization for McConnell takes place just as both Sens. John Fetterman (D-PA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) have both ended up in the hospital over the past few weeks.
Feinstein ended up being hospitalized this past week out in San Francisco in the wake of a shingles diagnosis, she explained in a release. She reportedly is now recovering at her private residence.
Fetterman, on the other hand, voluntarily checked himself into the mental health ward of a hospital back on the evening of February 15 at the recommendation of the attending physician of the United States Congress after dealing with extreme symptoms of severe depression. A report from NBC News stated that Fetterman was slated to be kept in the hospital for a few weeks.
The New York Times stated in a February report that Fetterman was having trouble dealing with some “serious mental health” issues and that he often struggled to understand the words that others are saying to him after suffering from a stroke this past year that almost resulted in his death.
The report indicated that Fetterman’s issues were much worse as soon as he was put under any kind fo stress.
Fetterman himself has indicated that once he is placed under stress, sounds around him end up becoming heavily muffled.
Fetterman was originally hospitalized out of an abundance of caution in February after feeling lightheaded at a Democrat Senate retreat.