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Rep. John Conyers hospitalized in Detroit

Congressman John Conyers
U.S. Representative John Conyers (D)

U.S. Representative John Conyers has been hospitalized in Detroit for an unknown condition.

His office confirmed the news Thursday morning, but did not specify which hospital is treating the congressman. 

ClickOnDetroitspoke with political consultant Sam Riddle, who said Conyers' illness is stress-related:

"I just spoke with Monica Conyers on the phone and we want you to know that the congressman is resting comfortably in an area hospital. He's doing OK, as well as he can be expected for a gentleman that's approaching 90 years of age," Riddle said. "The congressman's health is not what it should be and lot of that is directly attributable to this media assault."

Earlier this month the 88-year old congressman was accused of sexual harassment and misconduct. Conyers has denied the allegations but previously acknowledged a $27,000 legal settlement with a former staffer. 

Last week, Conyers stepped down from the House Judiciary Committee, although he said he has no plans to resign from the House of Representatives.

This story will be updated as we learn more about Conyers' condition.

Emma is a communications specialist with the digital team at Michigan Radio. She works across all departments at Michigan Radio, with a hand in everything from digital marketing and fundraising to graphic design and website maintenance. She also produces the station's daily newsletter, The Michigan Radio Beat.
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