- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards is in the hospital, and his third wife, Trina Edwards, tells WAFB-TV (https://bit.ly/2hshDX9 ) that he has pneumonia.

She says he went to an emergency room one day last week, and on Monday, they called an ambulance to take him to the hospital again.

She says he’s now improving and able to get up and move around a bit.

Trina Edwards did not immediately return a call Tuesday from The Associated Press.

Edwards is 89 years old. He was governor from 1972 to 1980 and again from 1984 to 1996.

The couple married shortly after the former governor was released from federal prison in 2011. They have a 3-year-old son, Eli.

Edwards spent Thanksgiving 2015 hospitalized with pneumonia.

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Information from: WAFB-TV, https://wafb.com


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