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Ex-Rep. Dingell suggests he may leave hospital Tuesday

September 24, 2018

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2016, file photo, former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., listens to Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. speak during a campaign stop in Detroit. Dingell is in a Detroit-area hospital after suffering a heart attack early Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

DETROIT (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell has suggested to his followers on Twitter that he may be released from a Detroit-area hospital Tuesday after suffering a heart attack.

The 92-year-old Dingell posted an update Monday saying , “The only internet rumor I care about right now is the breaking news that I could be released from the hospital as early as tomorrow.”

Dingell is recovering from a heart attack he suffered Sept. 17 . He’s the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history.

The Democrat was in office for nearly 60 years. He didn’t run for re-election in 2014 and was succeeded by his wife, Debbie Dingell.

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