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Sen. Chris Van Hollen hospitalized after suffering minor stroke

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Posted at 12:05 AM, May 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-19 12:58:43-04

BALTIMORE — UPDATE: Maryland's junior U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen released the following statement Thursday, updating his condition from a minor stroke suffered over the weekend.

“I’d like to send a heartfelt thank you to everyone for the outpouring of well-wishes and kind messages. I’m on the mend and on track for a full recovery, and following my doctors' orders, I’ll begin to ease back into my schedule."

ORIGINAL STORY:

Senator Chris Van Hollen was hospitalized after suffering a minor stroke over the weekend.

Van Hollen says he was delivering a speech in Western Maryland when he noticed acute neck pain and lightheadedness. Doctors told Van Hollen there are no long-term effects or damage from the minor stroke.

The senator says he's feeling better and is following doctors' orders. He plans to adjust his schedule the next few days.

Van Hollen says he expects to return to the Senate later this week.