robert byrd getty Sen. Robert Byrd, 92, 'seriously ill' in hospitalRobert Byrd, the 92-year-old senator from West Virgnia, is hospitalized and “seriously ill,” his office says.

Byrd, a Democrat who’s the longest-serving member of Congress ever, was hospitalized late last week with what was believed to be heat exhaustion and dehydration, but a statement from his office says “other conditions have developed which has resulted in his condition being described as ‘serious.'”

]]>U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., has been admitted to a Washington area hospital and his doctors have described his condition as “seriously ill.” Byrd was admitted to the hospital late last week suffering from what was believed to be heat exhaustion and severe dehydration as a result of the extreme temperatures. He was expected to remain in the hospital not more than a few days. However, upon further examination by his doctors, other conditions have developed which has resulted in his condition being described as “serious.” Additional details will be released only as they become available.

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