ATLANTA — Channel 2 Action News has learned U.S. Rep. John Lewis has been released from the hospital on Sunday night.
In a statement, Lewis’ spokesperson says he’s been released from the hospital with a “clean bill of health." The statement went on to say all tests were completed and he thanks everyone who shared their thoughts, prayers and concerns during his stay.
The 78-year-old civil rights icon was on a flight from Detroit when he started feeling dizzy and sweaty, an aide said on Saturday night.
After being hospitalized in Atlanta, the Democrat’s office said in a statement Saturday evening that he was expected to be released Sunday.
No other details were provided about his condition.
Lewis was expected at an Atlanta event Saturday afternoon and did not show.
Sources told Channel 2 Action News he was recovering. Lewis is 78.
Lewis has represented Georgia’s 5th Congressional District since 1987.
He was among key activists in the civil rights movement, taking part in the Nashville lunch counter sit-ins, the 1961 Freedom Rides, the 1963 March on Washington and the Bloody Sunday march in 1965, where he was beaten in the skull by a state trooper in Selma, Alabama.
The septuagenarian hasn’t been slowing down lately. Just last month he joined thousands of people marching in Atlanta as part of the nationwide March For Our Lives against gun violence.
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