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Lindsey Vonn hospitalized with 'severe intestinal pain' (VIDEO)


American skier Lindsey Vonn attends a media event on October 26, 2012 in Soelden, Austria.



American skiing champion Lindsey Vonn remains in a Vail, Colorado hospital today awaiting test results after complaining of “severe intestinal pain.”

“Not feeling well,” she wrote on Twitter Nov. 8. “Had some chicken noodle soup then and watched (Roger) Federer beat (David) Ferrer. That made me feel better.”

Her representative, Lewis Kay, told The Associated Press that Vonn underwent diagnostic testing for an ailment that’s affected her for about two weeks. Doctors admitted Vonn on Monday night.

The 28-year-old Minnesota native, who lives in Colorado, has raced just once this year, but didn’t finish.

“She told me she feels bad and has pain all over her body and that her bones are hurting,” Vonn’s ski technician, Heinz Haemmerle, told the AP.

“She’s been (to the hospital) two or three times. This is the first time she’s stayed overnight.”

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On Nov. 2, Vonn posted a promotional video on her Facebook page and uploaded it to YouTube, but later cancelled a promotional appearance due to illness.

She had just petitioned the International Ski Federation to race against the men on Nov. 24 in Lake Louise, Alberta. FIS, though, rejected her request.

Vonn is defending World Cup champion with two Olympic medals and four World Cup championships.

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