Sen. Mitch McConnell has been released from the hospital after being treated for a concussion from the fall

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was released from the hospital Monday after being treated for a concussion after a fall at a Washington hotel last week.

In a statement, McConnell’s spokesman said the recovery is “going well.”

“On the advice of his doctor, the next step will be a period of physical therapy in an inpatient rehabilitation facility before returning home,” said David Popp, McConnell’s director of communications. “During treatment this weekend, the Leader’s medical team discovered on Wednesday that he suffered a minor rib fracture, which is also being treated.”

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was released from the hospital Monday with a concussion after a fall last week. ((AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite))

“Chief and Secretary Chao are grateful for the skilled medical care, prayers and kindness,” Popp added.

McConnell, 81, was hospitalized for several days after collapsing Wednesday while attending a dinner for the Senate Leadership Fund, a political action committee with which he is affiliated, when he slipped and fell.

The event was held at the Waldorf Astoria Washington, formerly Trump International Hotel, in Washington, DC


In August 2019, McConnell broke his shoulder after falling at his home in Louisville. As a child, the senator was treated for polio, and since then he admits that he has had some difficulty climbing stairs as an adult.

Fox News’ Brooke Syngman and Chris Pandolfo contributed to this report.

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