WASHINGTON (CNN) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was working from home Thursday after fracturing her right elbow the day before during a fall, State Department officials said.
Clinton fell Wednesday afternoon at the State Department on her way to the White House and was taken to George Washington University Hospital. She was treated and released. She will have surgery to repair her elbow in coming weeks.
Clinton was with Richard Holbrooke, President Obama's special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, when she fell.
"Secretary Clinton appreciates the professionalism and kindness she received from the medical team who treated her this evening and looks forward to resuming her full schedule soon," said department spokeswoman Cheryl Mills.
Philip Crowley, an assistant secretary of state, said President Obama was one of the first people to call Clinton Wednesday night.
Clinton was at home "resting comfortably, or uncomfortably. She is working from home. She is already taking some calls, and I'm sure starting to learn the limits of movement - how well you can text with one arm in a sling," Crowley said.
–CNN's Paul Courson contributed to this report.
Updated: 4:04 p.m.
Get Well Soon. America needs you.
By the Way. Republicans don't like you.
They like Bush, Cheney and Limbaugh.
Republicans like only those people who can screw them. Republicans don't like Gentle Persons. Republicans like Criminals, Scoundrels, Rascals and Thugs, because there is a saying, "Birds of the same feather flock together".
hahahahaha don't worry obamas bailout money will make a great cast
Perhaps Hillary should travel to the UK and sign up for fractured elbow treatment and see for herself how long a wait socialized, government-run health care can last. Maybe then that will help her understand what's in store for Americans under the Obama Administration
She deserves the break. (No Pun Intended)
She's done SO much as our Sec of State in less than five months.
Rest Easy Hillary. :)
Was the elbow hit by enemy fire?
Hillary must have popped the clutch on her broom and fell off. This is obviously a right wing conspiracy of some sort.
To the nasty people who think it's cool when someone else gets hurt:
Your karma stinks and you will live long enough to suffer from it.
Very painful! I hope she gets better soon.
This would be an excellent opportunity to remind Secretary Clinton that if she really thinks that the rich need to pay more – – she is rich! She can pay for her own surgery out of her own pocket instead of using her Senator Health Insurance that gets paid with tax dollar.
Hehehe, I do wish her a speedy recovery. She's done a good job so far at the State Department.
PS – some day when we have socialized medicine she'll be waiting 6 months to get that surgery. Keep medicine private!!!!
Get well soon Secretary Clinton. We've got some N. Korean booty to spank.
i thought her hips would have broken the fall. seriously though, that's a very painful injury.
I wish her a speedy recovery. Same goes to Sotomayor. Ladies, be careful, especially after 50! Those bones become less dense.
Hey, to everybody who's calling Clinton clumsy and a fool, get a life!
And don't forget that Gerald Ford had his share of mishaps, too. And don't forget G.W. Bush's fall off the Segway scooter a few years back.
People fall; if you're a public figure, it makes the news. Nothing more, nothing less.
Poor Hillary. I hope you have a very quick recovery.
Get better Hillary...... I need a bone density test, postmenapausal.... but I don't have insurance and is out of work.
Why would these mishaps have anything to do with Obama and why would someone call her clumsy? Some people need a life. Get well Hillary, and when you need some rest go south where the islands are warm and sunny all year round. Some of them have mineral springs loaded with curataive powers gushing from the rocks. Soak yourself in one of their pools and let nature heal you!
She can hang out with the Supreme Court Justice nominee.
Personally, I blame the democrats for this. If she were President she would have been in the Oval Office where it is carpeted! All joking aside, get well! From a Christian conservative!
If you had universal health care like we do in Canada, anyone requiring surgery to mend a fracture would be treated immediately. Don't use someone else's misfortune to further a shallow and misinformed opinion. Mrs. Clinton is doing a fine job as Sec of State.
OUCH! Hope you feel better soon Hillary!
Get well Hillary. I don't like you politically, but I wish you well.
hope you have a speedy recovery, Hillary.
What I conclude from this is one has to be a klutz or a tax cheat to be appointed by Obama.
I wonder if SNL will slaughter Clinton and Sotomayor for their falls as they did Republican President Ford. I doubt it.
Get well soon. A fractured elbow is nasty, but it could have been worse. Let's all be thankful.
Hillary Clinton did something to deserve that break.