What to Know
- Rep. Carolyn Maloney was taken to a hospital after suffering an apparent medical episode and fainting in Manhattan Monday
- A spokeswoman later said Maloney was "feeling better" and "in good spirits" but was waiting for doctors to determine when she could leave
- Maloney and other politicians were attending a vigil about the weekend killing of four homeless men in Chinatown when she fell ill
Rep. Carolyn Maloney was taken to a hospital Monday after suffering an apparent medical episode and briefly fainting while at a vigil for four homeless men killed over the weekend.
A spokeswoman, Jennifer Bell, confirmed the Democratic congresswoman had fallen ill and been taken to a hospital for evaluation, but also said Maloney was later "feeling better" and was "in good spirits."
Maloney was released from hospital laye Monday afternoon and told NBC 4 she felt "fine." "I am recovering from bronchitis and I want to urge everyone to get their flu shot," she said as she left the hospital.
According to the Daily News, the 73-year-old Maloney 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.