Hillary Clinton suffers from concussion after fainting
By Sadaf Shinwari - Sun Dec 16 2012, 1:22 pm
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who earlier this week canceled a trip to Morocco and the Middle East because she was ill with a stomach virus, is at home recovering from a concussion she suffered in a fall, her spokesman says.
As a result, she will not testify as scheduled on Thursday before Congressional committees investigating the September attack on the American diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya.
She is being monitored by doctors and is recovering at home. She was never hospitalized, Philippe Reines, deputy assistant secretary of state said.
“At their recommendation, she will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with Department and other officials. She is looking forward to being back in the office soon,” Reines said.
President Obama telephoned his top diplomat Saturday to wish her well, a White House official said.
The State Department said Clinton was dehydrated because of the virus, fainted, and suffered a concussion. She will continue to work from home in the week ahead and looks forward to returning to the office soon, the statement said.
Clinton, 65, plans to depart her post soon after President Obama’s second inauguration. She has deflected questions about whether she might make another run for the White House in 2016.