Sen. Isakson of Georgia hospitalized after fall, four fractured ribs

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Senator Johnny Isakson was taken to a Washington, D.C. hospital on Tuesday after suffering a fall.

A statement from the office of the 74-year-old senator sent to FOX 5 Atlanta Wednesday evening reads:

“Senator Isakson was admitted to George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday night after falling in his apartment and suffering four fractured ribs. He is in pain, but resting and doing well. Senator Isakson looks forward to fully recovering and getting back to work for Georgians.”

Isakson disclosed in June 2015 that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. He won re-election in November to a third term in the U.S. Senate serving the state of Georgia.

In February 2017, the 74-year-old Republican underwent a planned back surgery at from Emory St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta to address spinal deterioration. He returned to Washington shortly after complete physical therapy.

It was not immediately clear if the fall Tuesday evening was related to any prior medical condition.

Isakson has served as Senator for more than 14 years.

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