Hillary Clinton faints, recovering from concussion due to stomach bug


US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers a speech in Dublin, Ireland, on Dec. 6, 2012. While battling a stomach virus, Clinton fainted and received a concussion on Dec. 15, 2012. She's recovering from home.



Hillary Rodham Clinton, the US Secretary of State, is recovering from home after she received a concussion after fainting.

Aides told The Associated Press that Clinton is recovering at home from a stomach virus that caused her to become dehydrated.

She had skipped an overseas trip to the Middle East and North Africa this week due to the illness and is now being monitored by doctors, Reuters said.

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Clinton was to testify Thursday at a congressional hearing into the Sept. 11 attacks on an American embassy in Benghazi, Libya; however, it appears she will have to reschedule her appearance.

“While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion,” aide Philippe Reines said in a statement, according to AFP. “She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors.”

“She will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with Department and other officials,” Reines added.

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