Teresa Heinz Kerry, Wife Of Secretary Of State John Kerry, Hospitalized In Boston
Teresa Heinz Kerry, the wife of current U.S. Secretary of State and former presidential candidate John Kerry, remains hospitalized after being admitted to Nantucket Cottage Hospital and subsequently flown to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston over the weekend. On Monday, her condition was downgraded from critical to fair.
Heinz Kerry, 74, was taken to the emergency room at the Nantucket hospital on Sunday after showing seizure-like symptoms, reported USA Today. An emergency call had been placed at around 3:30 p.m. from the Heinz Kerry family’s property on Hulbert Avenue, according to law enforcement. Kerry has been staying at the home with his wife since returning from his diplomatic trip through the Mideast and Southeast Asia. He had been scheduled to return to Washington D.C. on Monday, but has remained by Heinz Kerry’s side.
John Kerry and Teresa Heinz Kerry with their grandson
“The family is grateful for the outpouring of support it has received and aware of the interest in her condition, but they ask for privacy at this time," Glen Johnson, personal spokesperson for Kerry, said in a statement.
Heinz Kerry had a health scare in December 2009 when she was treated for breast cancer, following the discovery of lumps in a routine mammogram.
Kerry and Heinz Kerry were wed in 1995 on Nantucket. Heinz Kerry's first husband, Pennsylvania senator John Heinz, who happened to introduce the pair in 1990 at an Earth Day rally, died in 1991 in a charter plane accident.