- The Washington Times - Monday, June 2, 2008

WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Robert C. Byrd’s spokesman says the 90-year-old lawmaker was hospitalized Monday night at his doctor’s urging after suffering from lethargy and sluggishness at his home.

Press secretary Jesse L. Jacobs says the West Virginia Democrat will be there overnight for observation.

Byrd, who is the longest-serving senator in history, voted during a 5:30 p.m. roll call Monday, then went home. Jacobs says that less than an hour later the senator began to feel ill.

He was found to have a fever, and at his doctor’s request he was taken to a nearby hospital.

Jacobs added that he didn’t know which hospital Byrd was taken to.

Byrd was hospitalized March 5 for tests after a reaction to antibiotics. A week earlier he was hospitalized at Walter Reed Army Medical Center after a fall at home

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