Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will remain hospitalized for several days after suffering a concussion in a fall on Wednesday (March 8) night.
McConnell, who is 81 years old, was attending an event for the Senate Leadership Fund at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Washington, D.C, when he tripped and fell just after 9 p.m.
"Leader McConnell tripped at a dinner event Wednesday evening and has been admitted to the hospital and is being treated for a concussion. He is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days of observation and treatment. The Leader is grateful to the medical professionals for their care and to his colleagues for their warm wishes." David Popp, McConnell's communications director, said in a statement.
McConnell is the third Senator in recent weeks to be admitted to the hospital. Freshman Senator John Fetterman was hospitalized to receive treatment for clinical depression, while Diane Feinstein was hospitalized with a case of shingles.