Rep. John Lewis released from hospital with 'clean bill of well being'
Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., was released from an Atlanta hospital Sunday, one day right after he was hospitalized for "routine observation."
"All tests have been completed and physicians have given him a clean bill of wellness," Lewis spokeswoman Brenda Jones said in a statement. "[Lewis] thanks everybody who shared their thoughts, prayers and issues throughout his remain."
Earlier Sunday, Jones told The Linked Press Lewis was "resting quite comfortably" and would keep in the hospital until doctors’ observations had been comprehensive.
Lewis had been anticipated at an Atlanta occasion Saturday evening, but did not attend.
The 78-year-old Lewis played a key part in the civil rights movement and marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1965 in Selma, Ala. He is the youngest and final survivor of the so-referred to as "Big Six" civil rights activists, led by King Jr.
Lewis was greatest identified for major some 600 protesters in the 1965 Bloody Sunday march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma. At the head of the march, Lewis was knocked to the ground and beaten by Alabama state troopers. His skull was fractured. Televised pictures forced the country’s consideration on racial oppression in the South.
Lewis was initial elected to Congress in 1986 and is operating unopposed for re-election later this year.
The Connected Press contributed to this report.
Published at Sun, 29 Jul 2018 23:30:00 +0000