CNN is just reporting that Senator Ted Kennedy has been taken to the hospital “with symptoms of a stroke”.
(CNN) — Sen. Edward Kennedy was rushed to a hospital in Massachusetts Saturday morning, a well-informed, prominent Democratic source in that state told CNN.
Kennedy was transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after spending less than an hour in the Cape Cod Hospital emergency room, a spokesman for the Cape Cod facility told CNN.
David Reilly said Kennedy was admitted to the Cape Cod emergency room around 9 a.m. ET. Massachusetts General said it had no information on Kennedy.
The source said the 76-year-old senator had “symptoms of a stroke” at the Kennedy family compound in Hyannis.
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UPDATE as of 9:30PM EDT:
“(CNN) — Sen. Edward Kennedy was hospitalized in Boston, Massachusetts, after suffering an apparent seizure Saturday morning, his family said.
“Preliminary tests have determined that he has not suffered a stroke and is not in any immediate danger. He’s resting comfortably, and watching the Red Sox game with his family,” said Dr. Larry Ronan, a physician at Massachusetts General Hospital.
“Over the next couple of days, Sen. Kennedy will undergo further evaluation to determine the cause of the seizure, and a course of treatment will be determined at that time,” said Ronan, who is Kennedy’s primary care physician.”
From whence came the art:
That photo of Senator Edward Kennedy is from Wikipedia, and is in the public domain.