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.
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.
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.
“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.