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John Kerry’s Wife Hospitalized Due To Seizure Signs

There was some confusion yesterday when news hit that the SecState’s wife, Theresa Heinz Kerry, was hospitalized. This came shortly after yet another fiasco involving Kerry who was caught in a rejection, then admission snafu, that while Egypt was burning he was on his yacht not one but two days in a row. We now get some clarity as to the affliction affecting the billionaire heiress:

  • HEINZ KERRY SAID TO HAVE BEEN HOSPITALIZED AFTER SEIZURE SIGNS
  • HEINZ KERRY’S DOCTORS HAVEN’T MADE EXACT DIAGNOSIS, PERSON SAYS
  • HEINZ KERRY’S CONDITION DISCUSSED BY PERSON CLOSE TO FAMILY

More from Bloomberg:

Teresa Heinz Kerry’s doctors haven’t yet made an exact diagnosis of what caused her to suffer conditions consistent with a seizure, according to a person close to the family.

 

The wife of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was hospitalized yesterday in Nantucket, Massachusetts, in critical condition and soon stabilized, said the person, who asked not to be identified discussing her condition.

 

She was later taken to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where she remains under treatment. The family friend wouldn’t say whether Heinz Kerry was conscious or describe her current condition, citing the preference of her children not to provide details of every fluctuation in her condition.

More from NBC:

Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of Secretary of State John Kerry and heir to the ketchup company fortune, remained in critical but stable condition at a Boston hospital Monday.

 

Heinz Kerry was flown to Boston for further medical treatment after being taken by ambulance from the couple’s Nantucket, Mass., home to a hospital on Sunday afternoon, sources close to the family told NBC News

 

John Kerry spokesman Glen Johnson said in a statement that once doctors at Nantucket Cottage Hospital stabilized Heinz Kerry, she was transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston while accompanied by her husband.

 

The 74-year-old was admitted to the emergency room at Nantucket Cottage Hospital  in critical but stable condition about 3:30 p.m., according to a hospital spokesperson.  No further details about her condition have been released.

 

Heinz Kerry, a breast cancer survivor, is the mother of three adult sons from her marriage to the late Pennsylvania Sen. John Heinz who died in a plane crash in 1991.

 

She was treated at Massachusetts General in Boston in 2009 following her surgery to treat breast cancer. She also received treatment at a Washington-area hospital that same year.

 

Sec. Kerry has been in Nantucket since returning from the Middle East on Wednesday.

 

Heinz Kerry is a longtime activist on environmental causes and leads the Heinz Family Foundation.

 

“The family is grateful for the outpouring of support it has received and aware of the interest in her condition, but they ask for privacy at this time,” Johnson said in the statement.