Zell Miller Hospitalized

The Fox News crawl reports that former Georgia Governor and U.S. Senator Zell Miller has been taken to a Georgia emergency room. He’s reportedly in stable condition.

Update (2204): Zell Miller falls ill during speech in Gainesville (AP)

Former Sen. Zell Miller fell ill while giving a speech in Gainesville Thursday night and was taken to a hospital emergency room. His wife said he had flu-like symptoms. Miller, 73, excused himself from the stage at a banquet for the Gainesville Care Center at the Georgia Mountains Center and was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He was admitted to the emergency room and was in stable condition, according to nursing supervisor Tammy Harbison. She said she did not know what made Miller ill.

Miller’s wife, Shirley, was at the hospital and released a statement about an hour later saying he was feeling better.” He has had flu-like symptoms for a couple of days, and he would not stay in bed,” she said. “He feels like going home. He’s just waiting for the doctor’s approval.”

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  1. Jon H says:

    Duelling injury?

  2. McGehee says:

    Dueling injury?

    If so, I want to see the other guy.

  3. From the Left says:

    Although Senator Miller upset me very much with his speech at the RNC, I still wish him a speedy and complete recovery.