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UPDATE: McConnell to Remain Hospitalized ‘for Days’

UPDATE:

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell was absent from the Senate Thursday after being hospitalized for treatment of a concussion suffered in a fall at a local hotel Wednesday evening.

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McConnell Communications Director David Popp issued a statement:

Leader McConnell tripped at a dinner event Wednesday evening and has been admitted to the hospital and is being treated for a concussion. He is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days of observation and treatment. The Leader is grateful to the medical professionals for their care and to his colleagues for their warm wishes.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was hospitalized late Wednesday night.

The 81-year-old senator suffered a fall at a hotel in Washington, D.C., according to his spokesman.

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“This evening, Leader McConnell tripped at a local hotel during a private dinner. He has been admitted to the hospital where he is receiving treatment,” McConnell’s spokesperson said in a statement.

No other details were provided.

McConnell fell at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in the nation’s capital, a source told CNN.

Newsmax contributed to this report.

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