Marion Barry hospitalized for blood clot
Marion Barry is being treated in a Las Vegas-area hospital Monday after reportedly suffering from a blood clot while traveling to Nevada, the Washington Examiner reports.
The Examiner's City Hall reporter, Alan Blinder, tweeted Monday morning that Barry was in the hospital, but that officials had no further information.
However, Barry's chief of staff told The Associated Press on Monday morning that the councilmember is "resting comfortably" and is expected to make a full recovery.
In January, Barry was treated and released from Sibley Memorial Hospital after undergoing a minor procedure on his urinary tract. He returned to work shortly thereafter.
The first indication that the D.C. Councilman was having health problems came late Sunday night, when Barry's Twitter account displayed a number of messages alluding to his hospitalization and a blood clot.
Barry was traveling to Las Vegas with several other Washington politicians, including Mayor Vincent Gray, to participate in the International Council of Shopping Centers convention when he apparently fell ill.
On Sunday night, the Ward 8 Councilman went on his Twitter page to say that he suffered from the blood clot while waiting on a flight from Memphis to Las Vegas.
Got a blood clot while waiting on plane in Memphis t/b repaired 3 times! Taking blood thiner. I thank God it was caught. #thankGodALLthetime— Marion S. Barry, Jr. (@marionbarryjr) May 20, 2012
Just met w/the hematologist who said I can leave, but have 2 stay on blood thinners, exercise everyday &on plane, take it easy next few days— Marion S. Barry, Jr. (@marionbarryjr) May 21, 2012
Barry tweeted on Monday that he is doing well and can be released.
This is a developing story. More to come. The Associated Press contributed to this report.