(Update) Teresa Heinz Kerry hospitalized, upgraded to ‘fair’

Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of Secretary of State John Kerry, is currently hospitalized in critical condition in Boston.  (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of Secretary of State John Kerry, is currently hospitalized in critical condition in Boston.                                                                                                                                                                                      (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Teresa Heinz Kerry’s condition was upgraded to fair from critical on Monday, a day after the 74-year-old was rushed to the hospital with an unspecified illness, the State Department said on Monday.

The New York Times reports that a source close to the family claims Heinz, wife of Secretary of State John Kerry, suffered symptoms consistent with some sort of seizure while vacationing at the family’s Nantucket home. An ambulance was called to the home around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, and Teresa was taken to Nantucket Cottage Hospital. She was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and until this afternoon had been in critical but stable condition.

“After conducting tests overnight and this morning, doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital have upgraded Mrs. Teresa Heinz Kerry’s condition from critical to fair,” Kerry spokesman Glen Johnson said in a written statement. “She is undergoing further evaluation, and Secretary of State John Kerry, her son, and other family members remain with Mrs. Heinz Kerry at the hospital in Boston, as they have been since she became ill,” Johnson said.

In 2009, Heinz underwent treatment for breast cancer.

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