July 10th, 2013
11:16 AM ET
10 years ago

Growing emotional, Kerry says wife is 'doing better'

Washington (CNN) – Secretary of State John Kerry took a moment at the beginning of his remarks at the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue Wednesday to thank everyone for their support of Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, who was rushed to the hospital on Sunday.

"Teresa is doing better," Kerry said. "Under evaluation and we hope improving."

Heinz Kerry was taken to Nantucket Cottage Hospital by ambulance Sunday after falling ill, exhibiting symptoms similar to that of a seizure. She is currently staying at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston where she is listed in fair condition.

John Kerry's wife upgraded to fair condition

In a rare display of emotion Wednesday, Kerry said he wanted "to thank everybody for the remarkable outpouring of good wishes," he said. "It's been really very special. We are very, very humbled by the expressions of support. I think she's coming along. And I know when she's able to she'll thank everybody herself."

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Clarke

    I wish her well!

    July 10, 2013 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  2. Gurgyl

    Get well soon!!!!

    July 10, 2013 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  3. Marie MD

    Get well soon. Mrs. Kerry has spunk. Best wishes for a quick recovery.

    July 10, 2013 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  4. Steveo

    Hope things turn out well!

    July 10, 2013 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  5. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    May she have a complete and speedy recovery.

    July 10, 2013 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  6. Occupy Wall Street

    Who cares about these dirty stinking greedy thieving rich 1%ers. Over charging us for ketchup to pay for their yachts.

    July 10, 2013 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |