Jul 08, 2013
By Jane Brown
This is a difficult personal time for U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. His wife is in hospital after reportedly showing symptoms consistent with a seizure.
A spokesman for John Kerry says 74-year-old Teresa Heinz Kerry was flown to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Sunday night after doctors at a hospital on Massachusetts’ Nantucket Island stabilized her. The secretary of state was with his wife as an ambulance transported her to the island hospital, and also during her transfer to the Boston facility. A spokesman for Nantucket Cottage Hospital says Heinz Kerry arrived in critical condition, but doctors were able to stabilize her.
Heinz Kerry is the widow of former U.S. Senator John Heinz, heir to the Heinz ketchup fortune. She married John Kerry in 1995.