U.S. Senator Katie Britt Hospitalized After Experiencing ‘Sudden Onset Of Numbness’ Face
Senator-elect Katie Britt, a Republican from Alabama, during a meeting with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, not pictured, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, US, on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Lawmakers returned to an uncertain political landscape amid surprising midterm election results leaving Democrats in Senate control with the House still undecided, and decisions looming for parties leadership and strategies for the lame-duck session.
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Sen. Katie Britt (R-AL) said in a statement on Monday that she was hospitalized over the weekend after experiencing a rapid onset of numbness in her face.

Britt said that the cause of the facial numbness was determined to be the swelling of a nerve in her face that was likely caused by “a post-viral infection.”

“While with my family in Montgomery this past weekend, I experienced a sudden onset of numbness in my face,” she said in a statement. “I was admitted to Baptist Medical Center South for evaluation. Doctors determined that my symptoms were a result of swelling of a facial nerve, most likely caused by a post-viral infection.”

Britt said a second medical opinion confirmed the diagnosis and she will now be treated on an outpatient basis.

“A specialist from AB has subsequently evaluated me on an outpatient basis and concurred with the prognosis and course of treatment,” she continued. “My condition is not life-threatening, and recovery could take several weeks. I am grateful for the medical professionals providing excellent care, and my family and I are deeply grateful for your prayers.”

The statement said that Britt was now back at home and recovering.

Britt defeated Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) in Alabama’s Republican Party primary runoff election last year.

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