Read time: 1 minute

Rep John Lewis Hospitalized After Falling Ill On Plane--UPDATED

Please let him recover as soon as possible.

I'm not a believer to speak of, but I ask you to raise your thoughts and prayers to this civil rights icon.

WSB-TV (Atlanta):

Channel 2 Action News has learned that Rep. John Lewis has been hospitalized at a metro area hospital.

Sources confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that Lewis was hospitalized after becoming ill on a flight heading back to Atlanta on Saturday.

In a statement from Lewis' office, they said:

"Rep. John Lewis is in the hospital tonight for routine observation. He’s resting comfortably and expects to be released tomorrow."

Lewis is 79. And he has been at the forefront of Resistance protests and a voice for progressive values since the '60s.

UPDATE: Per his staff, Lewis was released from the hospital early this evening with a "clean bill of health".

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $21 for 2021? Please consider a one-time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage


New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team