Kirk to return home after stroke
May 3rd, 2012
01:42 PM ET
6 years ago

Kirk to return home after stroke

(CNN) – Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois will be released from the hospital after suffering a stroke in January, according to a Thursday press release.

The announcement from the first term Republican's office said he will continue his recovery as an out patient in his home state.

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"Mark has progressed to the point where he can move home with his family. He will continue to work on his recovery as an out-patient at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago," the release read. "He has begun a rigorous walking study program to further his mobility and independence while maintaining his schedule with staff."

"We also thank everyone who has shared their prayers and wishes for his return to the U.S. Senate as soon as possible," the statement concluded.

Kirk, 52, checked himself into a hospital at the end of January and subsequently underwent a successful surgery to relieve swelling around his brain stemming from the stroke.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    Hang in there Sen. Kirk and get well soon! We are looking forward to your return.

    May 3, 2012 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  2. Kendall

    Fantastic news. I pray his recovery continues to go well.

    May 3, 2012 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  3. Obama Cares

    Thanks to good health care for him he'll live.

    May 3, 2012 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    I pray that he will continue his recovery.

    May 3, 2012 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  5. Mgc tampa

    Good health care matters, I wish the republicans would get that. Good luck to Sen. kirk.

    May 3, 2012 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |