- Associated Press - Monday, January 12, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi congressman who’s recovering from a series of health problems has taken his oath of office while hospitalized in his hometown.

Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee was sworn in Monday by U.S. District Judge Michael Mills at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Nunnelee had a stroke while surgeons were removing a tumor from his brain in June. The 56-year-old was admitted to the Tupelo hospital Dec. 28 for treatment of a hematoma, a bleeding problem in his left leg. He was too ill to go to Washington last week to be sworn in for his third term.

Spokeswoman Elizabeth Parks said Monday that Nunnelee has been moved to the hospital’s rehabilitation wing, where he will restart therapy for speech and movement.

Nunnelee underwent chemotherapy and radiation during the summer.

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