Teresa Heinz Kerry Hospitalized in Critical Condition
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, was rushed to the hospital over the weekend. Today she is in critical but stable condition.
"Late Sunday afternoon, Mrs. Teresa Heinz Kerry was taken by ambulance to Nantucket Cottage Hospital, accompanied by her husband," Glen Johnson, a state department spokesman said in a released statement. "Once doctors had stabilized her condition, she was transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, again accompanied by the Secretary."
A source told the New York Times she suffered "a seizure of some kind" before her hospitalization. The exact nature of her illness has not been disclosed. In December 2009, Heinz revealed that she was being treated for breast cancer.
Heinz Kerry, 74, is the widow of former U.S. Senator John Heinz, heir to the Heinz ketchup fortune.
Senator Heinz and six others were killed in a 1991 helicopter crash. She married John Kerry, 69, in 1995.
UPDATE: Heinz Kerry's condition has been upgraded from critical to fair condition, according to AP. "After conducting tests overnight and this morning, doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital have upgraded Mrs. Teresa Heinz Kerry's condition from critical to fair," Kerry spokesman Glen Johnson said in a statement.