Vice President Biden's son Beau, pictured here in July 2009 file photo, is hospitalized, Biden's office said Tuesday. (Photo Credit: Getty Images/File)
Washington (CNN) - Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden - the son of Vice President Joe Biden - is undergoing treatment at Delaware's Christiana Medical Center, according to a statement from the vice president's office Tuesday.
"He is alert, awake, and communicating with his parents and his wife, who are with him," the statement said.
The statement did not indicate the nature of Biden's illness.
Biden, 41, was elected as Delaware's attorney general in 2006. He recently served in Iraq for one year as a captain with the Delaware Army National Guard. He was considered a front-runner to fill his father's former U.S. Senate seat this November, but in January he announced he had decided against a run for higher office.
Biden served as a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 1997 to 2002.
Updated: 11:24 a.m.
Our prayers are with you Beau Biden. Keep the faith, there is no greater healer than the God of heaven himself.
Prayers for Beau and the whole Biden family.
Praying for Beau to overcome whatever illness he might be going through. Wishing him a very speedy recovery.
I wish the whole Biden family well. They have had enough personal tragedy as a family.I trust Beau will have a speedy recovery!
Best wishes to Beau hope he gets well.
get welll soon beau, we are praying for you.
God bless you-
He already lost family. No matter what your political leaning, Joe doesnt deserve this.
Hope and pray its nothing serious....get well soon.
My heart and feelings go out for your son, V.P.Joe Biden.I pray for a God speed recovery.Very few U.S. officials has the family you have and the care,love,and devotion,you have for each other.May God Bless...
Prayers for Beau on the way!
Wishing him a speedy recovery!
prayers are with you
I pray Beau Biden has a speedy recovery. Thank you for your service to our great nation.
Were praying for your son joe
Best wishes for a speedy recovery, with our gratitude to both father and son for their service.
I have never been a Joe Biden fan, but as a father i wish his son Beau the best of luck and a speedy recovery- Jim,G.O.P.
Prayers to you and your family.
Wishing Vice President Biden prayers for his son.
Let's keep Beau Biden in our prayers, along with the rest of his family.
Thank you for your service Beau! Get well soon!
Dear Vice President Biden,
My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I pray that your son, Beau, will recover quickly and completely and return to his family and friends in good health.
Janet Van der Dussen
Get well soon, Captain Biden.
Thank you for your service.
GOD bless you and your family Mr. Vice President
I like this young man, I hope he's okay.