Senator Burdick Hospitalized
FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ U.S. Sen. Quentin Burdick was undergoing tests today in a hospital where he was taken by ambulance after complaining he was not feeling well, an aide said.
Burdick, 80, was admitted to St. Luke’s Hospitals about 10 p.m. Sunday, said Tom Stallman, an assistant in the senator’s Fargo office.
He ″was admitted for evaluation following complaints of not feeling well,″ according to a statement read by Stallman. ″The senator will undergo tests today. Senator Burdick is alert and had improved since admission and his condition is stable.″
Burdick was conscious when he was taken to the hospital, Stallman said.
The aide said he had no other information. The hospital staff referred callers to the senator’s staff.
Burdick had a portion of his colon removed in August at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland because of cancer and was hospitalized in Fargo a year ago after slipping on ice and hurting his head.
A Democrat, he was re-elected to the Senate on Nov. 8.