Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader of the United States Senate, has been hospitalized after suffering a fall at a hotel in Washington D.C. on Wednesday.
A spokesperson for McConnell confirmed the incident, stating that the 81-year-old had “tripped at a local hotel during a private dinner” and was “receiving treatment” at a hospital.
No further details have been provided.
This is not the first time McConnell has faced health issues, as he suffered a broken shoulder in 2019 after falling in his Kentucky home.
Currently serving his seventh six-year term, which runs through 2026, he is one of the most influential figures in Washington and is known for his conservative views.
McConnell’s hospitalization follows that of two other senators in recent weeks.
Democrat John Fetterman is being treated for depression, while Democrat Diane Feinstein was recently discharged from the hospital after a bout with shingles.
Many of McConnell’s colleagues have expressed their well-wishes for the senator’s recovery.
Republican U.S. Senator Mike Rounds posted on Twitter, “Looking forward to seeing @LeaderMcConnell back in floor action as soon as possible. Wishing him a speedy recovery and keeping him [in] our prayers.”