Marion Barry released from hospital

WASHINGTON (AP/ABC7) - Marion Barry's press secretary says the District of Columbia councilmember has been released from the hospital.

The longtime councilmember and former mayor tweeted Tuesday night that he was going to the hospital for low blood sugar. His chief of staff, Joyce Clements Smith, says Barry went to the hospital after he started feeling weak. Doctors kept him overnight for observation.

The 77-year-old Barry has been hospitalized more often in recent years.

In May 2012, he was taken to the hospital in Las Vegas. He said he had developed a blood clot while waiting on a plane heading to a retail convention. He was also hospitalized in January 2012 for a minor operation following a urinary tract infection.

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It appears fast acting novolog insulin may be a bit strong so my doc is switching me to long release lantis.#diabetes

— Marion S. Barry, Jr. (@marionbarryjr) April 3, 2013

Going to get some rest now. A glucose episode takes a lot out of u. I want 2 work w/u 2 bring healthier food & practices 2 our communities.

— Marion S. Barry, Jr. (@marionbarryjr) April 3, 2013