[QODLink]
Americas
Kennedy returns home from hospital
Senator Edward Kennedy was diagnosed with brain cancer on May 17.
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2008 00:57 GMT
Kennedy appeared at the Democratic National Convention in Denver to support Obama [AFP]

Senator Edward Kennedy, who is being treated for brain cancer, has been taken back home to Cape Cod after being rushed to a Massachusetts hospital in an ambulance after complaining of feeling ill.

A statement issued by the 76-year-old senator's office attributed the episode on Friday to a change in medications. 

The statement said Kennedy returned home after spending at least three hours in the hospital.

Earlier Sergeant Ben Baxter, a police officer, said an emergency call from the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port came about 5 pm (21:00 GMT) on Friday.

Baxter said that Kennedy, 76, was conscious and responsive when he was picked up by an ambulance.

His office later confirmed that "Senator Kennedy experienced a mild seizure at home in Hyannis Port today and was taken to Cape Cod Hospital for examination."


"Doctors believe the incident was triggered by a change in medication. Senator Kennedy will return home tonight and looks forward to watching the (presidential) debate," the office said in a statement.


Kennedy had a seizure in May and underwent surgery in June for a malignant brain tumor.

The longtime senator and patriarch of America's most fabled political family was diagnosed on May 17 with brain cancer.

 

He made a dramatic appearance at the Democratic National Convention in Denver last month in support of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Source:
Agencies
Topics in this article
People
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Featured
In Brussels, NGO staff are being trained to fill the shortfall of field workers in West Africa.
Lawsuit by 6-year-old girl, locked up for a year, reignites debate over indefinite detention of 'boat people'.
Indonesian and Malaysian authorities are keeping a close eye on local supporters of the hard-line Middle East group.
Citizens of the tiny African nation say they're increasingly anxious of the fallout after alleged coup.
A humanitarian crisis and a budget crisis converge in the heart of the human smuggling corridor in Texas.
join our mailing list