Hillary Clinton concussion: US Secretary of State faints, after being dehydrated due to stomach virus

By on Dec 16, 2012 in International, Politics, United States Comments

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently sustained a concussion after being dehydrated due to a stomach virus, causing her planned trip to the Middle East and North Africa to be canceled. Secretary Clinton is originally being set to testify on Capitol Hill on Thursday, December 20, on the attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
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“While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion.” A statement by Deputy Assistant Secretary Philippe Reines reads at State.gov on Saturday, December 15, 2012 on what happened to Mrs. Clinton, but did not provide further details.

“She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors 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.” Reines added.

Meanwhile, Jodi Seth, spokeswoman for Sen. John Kerry, Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman, was quoted in a statement that the team of US Secretary of State has informed the US senator on the Secretary Clinton‘s concussion, informing him that she will not testify before their committee.

Senator Kerry was relieved to hear that the Secretary is on the mend…and that the nation’s best interests are served by the report and hearings proceeding as scheduled with senior officials appearing in her place.” Seth reportedly said.

Clinton, 65, who became the US First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, earlier announced that she is not interested in serving a second term as Secretary of State if President Obama will win the re-election. Her term will end next month and Obama is being rumored to nominate Sen. John Kerry to replace her.

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