June 3rd, 2008
07:09 AM ET
7 years ago

Sen. Robert Byrd, 90, hospitalized, spokesman says

 Sen. Robert Byrd is expected to remain hospitalized overnight.
Sen. Robert Byrd is expected to remain hospitalized overnight.

(CNN) - Sen. Robert Byrd was hospitalized Monday night, a spokesman said.

The 90-year-old Democrat from West Virginia appeared lethargic when he arrived at his Senate office Monday afternoon in preparation for a vote on global warming, the spokesman said.

After the vote, he returned home, where his caregiver noticed the same symptoms, took his temperature and discovered he had a fever, the spokesman said.

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  1. Mimi De La Cruz for OBAMA

    FEEL BETTER SEN.BYRD.

    June 3, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  2. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Hang in there Sen. Bryd, you've still got a lot of fight left. God Bless

    June 3, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  3. 58 old white ladies for OBAMA

    WE WISH YOU A SPEEDY RECOVERY SEN.BYRD.

    WE ARE PROUD THAT YOU NEVER STOPPED LEARNING

    AND WORKING FOR THE BENEFIT OF THIS NATION.

    WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SERVICE & YOUR PERSON.

    THANK YOU ALWAYS.

    June 3, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  4. David Goldman for OBAMA

    YOU NEED TO GO BACK TO WORK MAN.

    WE NEED YOU & WILL ONLY LET YOU REST SO MUCH.

    FEEL BETTER.

    MUCH LOVE TO YOU.

    June 3, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  5. Gabrielle, Lancaster SC

    I do hope he gets well soon.

    Don't let Cheney get to you that much, sir...

    June 3, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  6. Crush Rush

    Hope you get well and then do as Zell Miller did and call him out to a duel for calling the people of your state names.

    June 3, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  7. Helen

    Even though I was surprised when this former racist,endorsed Obama, I wish him well.

    June 3, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  8. American expat

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Everyone prays for you to get well. I love people of my father's generation like Sen. Byrd. These people for the most part have such integrity, honor and respect for people. God Bless you. The words of support that Senator Byrd said for Sen. Kennedy were so touching and honest and I'm sure that everyone is now wishing the same wishes for him.

    June 3, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  9. Capt. Smash, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Obama needs you more than anybody, get well soon!

    June 3, 2008 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  10. Last Honest Man

    Yeah..Yeah....I hope he gets better to.

    Get Better and retire!!!!

    Geeez.....when are you whimpy people going to stand up and demand that your elected officials (at least) have to stay awake during the Senate hours.

    June 3, 2008 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  11. vict

    For all of us we can say everything anythime but when it comes to omebody 's issue please let us be kind because it can happen to anybody

    June 3, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  12. Phong Nguyen

    After reaching 75 years old, an incumbent is holding young people back! You have done a great job! Give other people a chance to serve the country with new ideas and energy!!!

    June 3, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  13. Mark Cross Junction VA

    I bet none of the well wishs come from people of West Virginia. They know the real Byrd.

    June 3, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  14. juan

    I hope he gets better too but the man IS 90 years old. It's amazing that he can even still walk let alone be an active senator.

    June 3, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  15. Jon - Atlanta, GA

    Does it not frighten anyone else that people in their 80s and 90s are running this country?? Very capable airline pilots are required to retire at 65 yet we allow potentially impaired people to make decisions that affect everything from who we can or cannot marry to which country we're going to piss off next. Term limits anyone??

    June 3, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  16. JC

    My best wishes, Senator Byrd!

    June 3, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  17. Poor Guy!

    I wish him well. I'm not 90, but I'm getting "lethargic," too. Mostly about the DNC, its rules committee, and the entire Democratic party - of which I USED to be a proud member!

    June 3, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  18. jesus saves

    i hope you begin to feel better senator. you're a true testiment of change

    June 3, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  19. Get better

    You're in my thoughts Mr. Byrd. Please get well soon!

    June 3, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  20. Get better

    And by the way, it is tacky to turn this into an Obama/McCain whatever thread.

    This is about Senator Byrd. You can send prayers and well wishes to this dear man without turning it into a partisan attack.

    June 3, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  21. faye, NV

    Our prayer are with you, hope for a speedy recovery.

    June 3, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  22. Ilona Proud Canadian

    thetaxpayer,

    I simply thank God that there aren't too many people like you!
    Your comment is utterly disgusting, and disrespectful, Sen. Byrd is a man who has worked most of his adult life, helping the American People, and this is the respect that you give him!

    Sen. Byrd,

    We are all praying for you, may God bless and make you well again.

    Proud Army and Navy Mom,

    I tend to believe that Sen. Byrd has been worrying about Sen. Ted Kennedy, and yes, when you add Cheney's disgusting remark, about in-breeding and West Virginia, it is quite possible that this has taken a toll on his health.

    June 3, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  23. josef

    Mr Byrd

    It has been over a decade since you have been the least bit relevant. Get better.. then get out .

    June 3, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
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