On March 8, while at a hotel in Washington, D.C., Mitch McConnell fell and suffered an injury that led to his being hospitalized. So, what happened and how serious was the senator’s fall?
This isn't the first time that McConnell is in the news for some kind of injury or physical ailment. In 2020, the internet was abuzz with questions about his dark purple and seemingly bruised hands. So health news regarding McConnell isn't exactly surprising, though his fall could be serious.
How did Mitch MicConnell suffer an injury?
According to a statement provided to CNN by a spokesperson for McConnell, his fall happened after he tripped in a hotel on the evening of March 8.
“This evening, Leader McConnell tripped at a local hotel during a private dinner," the statement said. "He has been admitted to the hospital where he is receiving treatment."
McConnell is the longest-serving Kentucky GOP leader and a steady fixture in U.S. politics.
Despite Trump's comment about McConnell's wife, former Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, being "crazy," McConnell told reporters in February 2023, "Obviously I’m going to support whoever the nominee ultimately is."
Mitch McConnell’s fall landed him in the hospital.
While no other details were provided regarding what happened to incite the accident or how serious McConnell's fall was, he was taken to a hospital for the fall. The accident reportedly occurred at the Waldorf Astoria hotel. If that's accurate, there are a couple of different nearby hospitals where McConnell may have been rushed following his fall.
McConnell is 81 years old and, as we said, no stranger to physical issues or the rumor of them. In 2019, he suffered a separate fall, this time at his Kentucky home. At the time, he fractured his shoulder and he later recovered from the accident.
His March 2023 fall is his latest publicized accident and the details are still developing.