Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fainted and suffered a concussion, the department said Saturday. She is now recovering at home.
“While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion,” deputy assistant secretary Philippe Reines said in a statement.
“She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors. At their recommendation, she will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with department and other officials. She is looking forward to being back in the office soon.”
Clinton, who has said she will not serve as secretary of State in President Obama’s second term, cancelled a trip to the Middle East last week after becoming ill.
She was due to testify before Congress on Dec. 20 about the investigation into the deaths of four Americans at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11.