May 11th, 2010
10:24 AM ET
4 years ago

Biden's son hospitalized

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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.


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soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. Nadine

    Our prayers are with you Beau Biden. Keep the faith, there is no greater healer than the God of heaven himself.

    May 11, 2010 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  2. Iowa liberal

    Prayers for Beau and the whole Biden family.

    May 11, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  3. CitizenJP

    Praying for Beau to overcome whatever illness he might be going through. Wishing him a very speedy recovery.

    May 11, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  4. PK California

    I wish the whole Biden family well. They have had enough personal tragedy as a family.I trust Beau will have a speedy recovery!

    May 11, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  5. rachel

    Best wishes to Beau hope he gets well.

    May 11, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  6. cm

    get welll soon beau, we are praying for you.
    God bless you-

    May 11, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  7. Jason

    He already lost family. No matter what your political leaning, Joe doesnt deserve this.

    May 11, 2010 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  8. Nikkia

    Hope and pray its nothing serious....get well soon.

    May 11, 2010 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  9. SensibleDem2

    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...

    May 11, 2010 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  10. Debi

    Prayers for Beau on the way!

    May 11, 2010 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  11. Robert

    Wishing him a speedy recovery!

    May 11, 2010 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  12. riverclana

    prayers are with you

    May 11, 2010 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  13. KLS

    I pray Beau Biden has a speedy recovery. Thank you for your service to our great nation.

    May 11, 2010 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  14. Anonymous

    Were praying for your son joe

    May 11, 2010 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  15. Mark

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery, with our gratitude to both father and son for their service.

    May 11, 2010 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  16. jimbo

    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.

    May 11, 2010 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  17. bk

    Prayers to you and your family.

    May 11, 2010 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  18. johnsonj3

    Wishing Vice President Biden prayers for his son.

    May 11, 2010 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  19. Rumsfeld

    Let's keep Beau Biden in our prayers, along with the rest of his family.

    May 11, 2010 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  20. VAVoter

    Thank you for your service Beau! Get well soon!

    May 11, 2010 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  21. Janet Van der Dussen

    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

    May 11, 2010 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  22. a little sad

    Get well soon, Captain Biden.

    Thank you for your service.

    May 11, 2010 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  23. Good citizen

    GOD bless you and your family Mr. Vice President

    May 11, 2010 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  24. carolyn

    I like this young man, I hope he's okay.

    May 11, 2010 11:53 am at 11:53 am |