January 20th, 2009
05:30 PM ET
9 years ago

'Simple fatigue' caused Kennedy seizure

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/01/20/art.teddy0120.gi.jpg caption="Sen. Kennedy chatted with the vice president during the swearing in ceremony Tuesday; Sen. Kennedy suffered a seizure later at a luncheon on Capitol Hill."]
(CNN) - Sen. Ted Kennedy's seizure Tuesday was brought on by "simple fatigue," Dr. Edward Aulisi of the Washington Hospital Center said in a statement.

“Senator Edward Kennedy experienced a seizure today while attending a luncheon for President Barack Obama in the U.S. Capitol," Aulisi siad. "After testing, we believe the incident was brought on by simple fatigue. Senator Kennedy is awake, talking with family and friends, and feeling well. He will remain at the Washington Hospital Center overnight for observation, and will be released in the morning."

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soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. BB

    Please take it easy Sen. Kennedy. Our nation needs you.

    January 20, 2009 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  2. Amber

    Our prayers are with you, Senator, from every side of the spectrum.
    We are one nation, you have done much for us, may you continue to do more.

    January 20, 2009 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  3. Bubba

    Today would have been a good day to die.

    January 20, 2009 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    I wish him well – maybe how he'll keep at home where he belongs!

    January 20, 2009 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  5. Sonny

    When I heard this news, I almost drove off a bridge!!

    January 20, 2009 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  6. Bubba @ 535

    Well, Bubba, maybe you can show us how.

    January 20, 2009 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  7. K.Ayengar

    Dear one,
    It is the day of Hope Indeed. the person, who is now in the power, has heart of love, – and his love is unconditional love – just like Sun, who unconditionally shines on al, and God is pure Love, -we have now the president, OBAMA, who has all divine quality in him, the world is now in the hand of PURE NATURE, there nothing goes wrong, in the had of right person, Only thing remains is in the heart of EAH INDIVIDUAL TO COOPERATE, DO THEIR DUTY IN EVERYTHING TO help him to his job, Join hand in hand, heart with love, and make the world a better place to live, love and laugh.. I pray for the President Obama, to have beautiful life ahead, and enjoy healty, safe, and long life.

    January 20, 2009 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  8. Henry Miller, Cary, NC

    Why did we need to know this? The sooner the country is rid of the Kennedys the better.

    January 20, 2009 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  9. dd

    Please take care of yourself, Senator Kennedy. We still need you!

    January 20, 2009 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  10. JS

    God Bless and keep you safe. Bubba I would hope that should this be your family member someone would tell you something similar. Shame on you

    January 20, 2009 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  11. shelly

    Was really worried about him, glad to see him doing better.. will stay in my thoughts and prayers.

    January 20, 2009 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  12. renee

    some very nasty comments...you really should be sooooooo ashamed of yourselves!!!!!!!

    I lived in the US for 12 years and thankfully did not meet any of you nasty people!!!!!!


    January 20, 2009 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  13. AndyL

    The first sign of him being sick was that he was face down in his martini

    January 20, 2009 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  14. Scott

    Just drive off a bridge and drown allready. More than you deserve after what you did to that poor woman those many years ago.

    January 20, 2009 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  15. PA Canada

    Out thoughts and prayers are with Ted Kennedy and his family. Please rest and get well soon. I know being present and witnessing Obama's Inauguration today was one of your greatest joys. God Bless.

    January 20, 2009 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  16. Laurie

    Hi Renee!

    Please do not think that the disgusting comments about Sen. Kennedy come from the majority of Americans.

    Sen. Kennedy and his family have served our country over lifetimes. He deserves our respect, but sadly America is filled with haters, too.

    You will see that the haters hate everyone! So never take them seriously or personally. That is how they spread their hatred.

    I am happy that you have never met any of them personally.

    However, if you have or did you would have forgotten them anyway. There are much more important tasks ahead of us.

    Happy Obama Day!!!!

    January 20, 2009 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  17. Ted

    @ Scott: Get a life, and a soul.

    January 20, 2009 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  18. Melissa B ~ California

    Scott, I thought you drown. Now I'm disappointed your still here.

    January 20, 2009 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  19. Bob

    Even as a political opponent of Sen. Kennedy, I must salute and acknowledge his toughness....Godspeed Sen. Kennedy.

    As for the haters, I think we should go beyond condemning them...
    It is time for a slap in the mouth for some

    January 20, 2009 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |