May 17th, 2008
11:37 AM ET
11 years ago

Ted Kennedy has apparent seizure

Sen. Kennedy, D-Massachusetts.

Sen. Kennedy, D-Massachusetts.

(CNN) - Sen. Edward Kennedy was hospitalized in Boston, Massachusetts, after suffering an apparent seizure Saturday morning, his family said.

"He is undergoing a battery of tests at Massachusetts General Hospital to determine the cause of the seizure. Sen. Kennedy is resting comfortably, and it is unlikely we will know anything more for the next 48 hours," a statement from his office said.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Saturday he spoke to the wife of the Massachussetts Democrat, Vicki, and that she told him that her husband is going to be fine.

"Everyone knows he is a strong fighter," Reid said, speaking at the Nevada state Democratic Party convention.

Kennedy was transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston for evaluation after initial treatment at Cape Cod Hospital, an earlier statement from his office said.

The senator spent less than an hour in the Cape Cod facility, hospital spokesman David Reilly said.

Earlier, a well-informed Democratic source in Massachusetts said the 76-year-old senator had "symptoms of a stroke" at the Kennedy family compound in Hyannis Port.

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soundoff (216 Responses)
  1. Whats up with that?

    It seems odd that bad things keep happening to Obama supporters! Twice now after he won caucuses either the next day or the day after there were tornandos in those states. Don't believe me look it up!

    May 17, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  2. gq tha teacha

    my praises goes out to u senator.ted kennedy!!!!

    May 17, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  3. Dancindukes

    Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery to Sen. Kennedy.

    May 17, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  4. Bubba

    I guess his taste for Mad Dog 20/20 caught up with him.

    May 17, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    GOOD, one less piece of ka-ka.....

    May 17, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  6. John

    At least he got to the hospital.... More then can be said for the babysitter he left in the lake....

    May 17, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  7. Terri

    I CAN NOT FEEL SORRY FOR OBAMA'S PUPPET MASTER

    May 17, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  8. Scrapiron

    Just ran low on scotch. Rapid ETOH in the blood drop.

    May 17, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  9. Randy Hurst San Francisco, California 94121

    A true patriot. Get well soon, sir.

    May 17, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  10. A.J. in Fla

    Senator Kennedy

    Best wishes for your full recovery ...!!!!

    May 17, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  11. Nils Sanborn

    I just love how Fox and also the MSM have gone way out of their way to paint the Senator as a "up-standing" guy when we all know he lacked spine with MJK, is a common adulterer, a drunk, completely partisian and finally an outright elitist!

    But what do I really think?

    May 17, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  12. marilyn MD

    I love ted kennedy, and will say a prayer for him and his love ones. God speed.

    May 17, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  13. Brad IL.

    Just a shame he didn't go and join his brothers. Maybe he wants to wait till he screws this country up by supporting a retard for the Presidential candidate. If we can't have Hillary , then we really need John McCain. No Obama what a joke!

    May 17, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  14. Montana is Obama Country

    Well wishes for a speedy recovery to you Mr. Kennedy..

    May 17, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  15. Peter

    May the good God heal you speedily in Jesus name, Amen.

    May 17, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  16. Kiah

    Get well soon Sen Kennedy! My thoughts and prayers go out to the first family in the Democratic party!

    Obama '08

    May 17, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
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