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Mitch McConnell, 81, Now in Rehab After Fall at DC Hotel

Mitch McConnell is out of the hospital and into the rehab center as he recovers from a fall at a D.C. hotel

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell left the hospital earlier this week, and is now receiving treatment at a Washington, D.C. rehab facility, after falling at a private dinner at Trump’s old hotel.

McConnell’s office initially shared little about the accident, but later confirmed the 81-year-old suffered a concussion. Now, they have added that McConnell suffered a “minor rib fracture” from the fall at the Waldorf Astoria.

“Leader McConnell’s concussion recovery is proceeding well and the Leader was discharged from the hospital today,” said McConnell spokesman David Popp, according to Headline USA. “At the advice of his physician, the next step will be a period of physical therapy at an inpatient rehabilitation facility before he returns home.”

Popp did not reveal how long the 80-year-old – long considered the most powerful Republican in the Senate – would remain in the rehab facility.

Though the specifics of McConnell’s condition have not been released, doctors warn that elderly people can take much longer to recover from a concussion.

Mitch McConnell and Elaine Chao

Mitch McConnell and wife Elaine Chao / U.S. Senate photo

Around 25% of elderly people report dizziness or feeling unsteady after a concussion, according to Des Moines University, while others experience full-on vertigo.

The resource explains that a physical therapist could be helpful for an elderly person, both to aid in recovery from a fall, and to exercise certain muscle groups to help the elderly patient avoid future falls in an “individualized treatment program.”

With an average age of 64.3 years in the U.S. Senate, McConnell was not the only legislator to be hospitalized when his fall was announced last week.

At press time, 53-year-old Sen. John Fetterman remains in his fourth consecutive week of hospitalization due to “severe depression,” and just prior to McConnell’s fall, 89-year-old Diane Feinstein was briefly hospitalized after reportedly contracting shingles. 

McConnell’s health has long been a topic of discussion in political circles, especially among his critics.

In 2020, McConnell was spotted in public sporting hands that were severely bruised, and dotted with what appear to be bandaids. Dermatologists attributed the bruises to his advanced age.

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25 Comments

25 Comments

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    James Henderson

    March 16, 2023 at 3:56 pm

    I love it if he’d resigned immediately and they elect a true conservative to the Senate minority leadership role. I’ve had it with these RINOs who only combat the opposition for the cameras but are in cahoots all the way with the dems behind the scenes in their closed door meetings when they have a good laugh about how stupid the voters are.

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    ONLYJB1

    March 16, 2023 at 4:03 pm

    oh yes, mitch is gone. Just like Harry Reid. Mitch got the swamp card. Next time they won’t be so gentle. Harry Reid was gone from DC in 90 days after getting beat up by a treadmill. Mitch might beat that record. Not sure when, but Mitch is out of DC in very short order.

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    dave

    March 16, 2023 at 4:11 pm

    good bye….stay gone! no one wants or misses your rino-commie butt

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      Bo long

      March 16, 2023 at 6:03 pm

      I’m sick & tired about this RINO. Just retire & never show up in the public’s again.

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    jerry1944

    March 16, 2023 at 4:12 pm

    OOO No you mean that peace of sh$$$t rino is not going to help the dems any more About time he is OUT that swamp creature

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    Kathleen Marion

    March 16, 2023 at 4:16 pm

    They say he fell, my guess is he had a stroke. Probably brought on by the information coming out proving he is as thick as thieves with the Democrat cabal!

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    Crotte

    March 16, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    There is a time for us humans to live in all seasons for Mitch McConnell he is past his winter season. Retire and enjoy the rest of your life. Peace be with you.

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    CPO Bill

    March 16, 2023 at 4:48 pm

    Must have term limits!! Serve no more than two terms and get a real job! Not living off the govt. tit!

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      Bren

      March 16, 2023 at 5:46 pm

      Amen to that. Great comment!

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    m

    March 16, 2023 at 4:51 pm

    McConnell’s time is up. He is old, he is tired, he has been at this job to long. We need some new blood. McConnell is pushing Biden’s sick agenda. He does not know if he is a demo or republican.

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    Gerald Ladd

    March 16, 2023 at 4:57 pm

    Nice picture of him with his chink wife Elain chow!

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    CharlieSeattle

    March 16, 2023 at 6:25 pm

    Mitch is a RINO and a traitor!

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    Mike Hunt

    March 16, 2023 at 6:38 pm

    Time now for Mitch to sit back, retire, and think about how he cost the Repubs the 2022 midterm elections. He has been in politics way too long. Get out and stay out.

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    Juan

    March 16, 2023 at 6:39 pm

    That dirtbag isn’t going anywhere, those career criminals are like roaches, when they piss Putin off enough and he nukes us they will all be safe in hundred Billion dollar bunkers we paid for.

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      billi

      March 16, 2023 at 8:08 pm

      real close to the truth and right on with the “go home Mitch and lick the Dem stuff off before you get there.

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    akjohnIII

    March 16, 2023 at 7:21 pm

    I believe KARMA caught up with him and it’s time
    to pay the piper.

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    Kathleen03

    March 16, 2023 at 7:28 pm

    Mitch McConnell and John Fetterman: Further proof “What goes around comes around.”

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    billi

    March 16, 2023 at 8:11 pm

    go home Mitch. you’ve done enough damage to the Republican Party. Go Home.!!!

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    billi

    March 16, 2023 at 8:13 pm

    go home Mitch. you’ve done enough damage to the Republican Party. Go Home.!!! Did I say I don’t like censorship ???? Where is my comment????

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    george

    March 16, 2023 at 8:59 pm

    this is a sham, they are getting out before a firing squad gets them.

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    bob

    March 17, 2023 at 9:38 am

    Too bad worthless , asswipe , RINO Mitch McConnell didn’t fall out of the 18 th floor window at the hotel instead !!! McConnell is nothing but a DISGRACE to the Republican Party !!!

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    SHRW

    March 17, 2023 at 11:13 am

    McConnell has always been spineless. He has a bad habit of caving to the opposition to the detriment of the American people. Now he clearly needs to step aside for his health and allow a more capable person to take his place. Hopefully someone with a backbone.

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    El-Tejas

    March 17, 2023 at 12:10 pm

    It is past time for McConnell to retire and step aside.

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    Major Kong

    March 17, 2023 at 12:20 pm

    Wonder if McConnell and Fetterman are sharing the same hospital room…

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    Me

    March 18, 2023 at 8:41 pm

    eff Mitch

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