Kennedy's Seizure Likely Caused By Fatigue

Senator Edward Kennedy is out of the hospital after suffering a seizure Tuesday during an Inauguration Day lunch with fellow members of Congress.

However, no word if Kennedy will attend a hearing today by the Senate's Health Committee, which he chairs.

WBUR's Fred Thys reports.

Senator Kennedy's office confirms that he was released yesterday from the Washington Hospital Center. He is resting at his home in Washington, after suffering a seizure at a Congressional lunch with President Obama on Tuesday.

Members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, seated near Kennedy during the inauguration in sub-freezing temperatures and high wind, say he may have suffered the effects of the cold.

Doctors say the seizure was brought on by fatigue.

This program aired on January 22, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.


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