NEW YORK — U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney says she was “recovering from bronchitis” and “should’ve stayed home from an event where she fell ill and ended up going to a hospital.
“Thank you to everyone for your well wishes and concern and to the great staff, nurses, and doctors at New-York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital,” Maloney said in a statement.
“This morning, I began to feel faint at a public event, and out of an abundance of caution, sought medical attention,” she added. “I am recovering from bronchitis, and probably should have stayed home. After some rest and chicken soup, I am looking forward to getting back to work for the people of New York.”
Earlier today, a spokeswoman for Maloney said she was “feeling better” and “in good spirits” after becoming ill at an event and going to a hospital.
The spokeswoman, Jennifer Bell, said that Maloney was waiting for doctors to determine when she could go home and rest.
According to the Daily News , the 73-year-old Democrat told a staffer earlier Monday that she felt pain and could not see. She was escorted to a bench where she sat for about 15 minutes as 911 was called.
Maloney and other politicians were attending a vigil about the weekend killing of four homeless men in Manhattan’s Chinatown section.
Maloney has represented Manhattan in Congress since 1993.