U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Hospitalized [UPDATE: Now Released From Hospital]

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was hospitalized in Washington this morning after “experiencing symptoms including faintness and shortness of breath,” the Justice Department said.

Holder is 63.

“He is currently resting comfortably and in good condition,” the Justice Department said. “He is alert and conversing with his doctors. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.”

UPDATE 6:08 p.m. ET (USA): The Attorney General has been released from the hospital, the Justice Department said in a statement this afternoon. Here is the full statement (italics added):

Director of Public Affairs Brian Fallon released the following statement this afternoon:

The Attorney General has been discharged from MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He was taken there earlier today as a precaution, after experiencing lightheadedness and shortness of breath during a senior staff meeting at the Justice Department in Washington.
The Attorney General arrived at the hospital at approximately 10:30 am, and was treated for an elevated heart rate. He received medication that quickly restored his heart rate to a normal level, and after successfully completing a full range of tests, doctors were satisfied that the Attorney General could be discharged.
He departed the hospital at 1:15 pm. He walked out without any assistance, and has returned home, where he is resting comfortably.
Several years ago, the Attorney General experienced similar symptoms, but in milder form that did not require serious medical attention.
Throughout today, the Attorney General has remained alert and in good spirits. He appreciates the well wishes from so many friends and colleagues, and is grateful for the excellent care he received from the professionals at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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4 Responses to “U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Hospitalized [UPDATE: Now Released From Hospital]”

  1. I wonder if he is on Obamacare???

  2. Wizzard7: I wonder if he is on Obamacare???

    I wonder how long it will be before a TV preacher or radio Conservative claims that Jesus Christ made the Attorney General short of breath and lightheaded.


  3. This might be an unusual comment, but it is possible he could be dehydrated. Drinking 5 big glasses of water first thing in the morning makes a massive difference. This is in the morning when your body most needs it, about an hour before eating. Something everyone should consider which, is at the root of many health issues. Nothing really takes the place of water which needs to be allowed to assimillate into the system well before a meal. But definitely on waking.

  4. Just an extra note on the water. Water carries oxygen around the body, which in turn makes a person more alert, agile and energetic and continues throughout the day. Lack of water first thing in the morning causes a person to feel tired and sluggish by the afternoon. Remember, nothing takes the place of water and allow it into the system about an hour before eating in the morning. Drinking it with a meal causes it to get lost in the food and prevents it getting into the body. I learnt this a while back and it made a massive change. Thanks Patrick for this unusual post, but it will help many people.