Hillary Clinton faints, has concussion
December 15th, 2012
12:38 PM ET
10 years ago

Hillary Clinton faints, has concussion

Washington (CNN) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sustained a concussion after becoming dehydrated and fainting, and will no longer testify Thursday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Clinton had been suffering from a stomach virus at the time, according to a statement on Saturday from Philippe Reines, deputy assistant secretary of state.


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  1. Just a thought

    Come on Hillary....I hope you are ok. We need you to be at full health.

    December 15, 2012 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  2. Darryl

    We don't need anything happening to her. She has been the rock for our safety we need her to be the next POTUS. I hope things are all well and good for her and her family.

    December 15, 2012 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  3. Dennis Freeman

    FOX News will report it's a conspiracy to avoid testifying and to continue a cover-up.

    December 15, 2012 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  4. twotwotango

    Even though not a fan as she wasn't qualified to be Senator (especially in a State in which she just moved to) nor Sec. of State and God only knows why people elected her or approved her appointment ...I sincerely wish her a speedy recovery.

    December 15, 2012 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  5. Gurgyl

    She needs to take REST. She looks tired. Hillary, please take rest for at least two years. Be prepared for 2016. We need you. We love you. Be happy with family.

    December 15, 2012 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  6. George

    My best wishes for a fast and complete recovery.

    December 15, 2012 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  7. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    I always drink water during flights and after to avoid dehydration instead of sodas because this has happened to me. When I think about how much travel Hillary has done and the germs she's been in contact with she's lucky to have only gotten a stomach virus. Get well Hill.

    December 15, 2012 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  8. Lance D.

    Hillary Clinton suffering from high anxiety - Congressional hearings looming - Obama putting on the presure: "It's protect me or the 2016 highway to hell." Clinton was at Watergate as a young fiery grad attorney. Obstruction of justice and lying under oath to Congress equals prison time.

    December 15, 2012 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  9. Ed1

    Another reason not to be President not healthy.

    December 15, 2012 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  10. Bessy

    Oh wow ! Those stomach viruses can dehydrate very fast. Feel better Mrs. Clinton and hope the headache isn't too bad..

    December 15, 2012 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  11. Larry L

    Secretary Clinton is working too hard. I've done that myself – focused on work so much I've neglected to remain hydrated. It's far worse when you've had a stomach virus. Get well soon!

    December 15, 2012 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  12. 2012liberal

    Can hear the wing nuts already!

    December 15, 2012 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  13. CB FL

    Issac will say she did this because she is afarid of the tough questions he would ask her on 12/20.

    December 15, 2012 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |