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Chief Justice John Roberts hospitalized overnight last month after a fall

Chief Justice John Roberts hospitalized overnight last month after a fall

Chief Justice John Roberts was hospitalized overnight in late June after a fall, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

The Post first learned of Roberts’ hospitalization on June 21 through a tip, which was confirmed by Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg. He was taken to the hospital in an ambulance following a fall at the Chevy Chase Club, according to The Post report.

“The Chief Justice was treated at a hospital on June 21 for an injury to his forehead sustained in a fall while walking for exercise near his home,” Arberg said in a statement to The Post. “The injury required sutures, and out of an abundance of caution, he stayed in the hospital overnight and was discharged the next morning.”

Arberg said Roberts’ doctors “believe the fall was likely due to light-headedness caused by dehydration,” adding that they ruled out a seizure, though he had experienced two seizures in the past — one in 1993 and another in 2007, The Post reported.

The 65-year-old justice did not publicly disclose his condition at the time of his fall, though he typically does not release personal health information to the public. It is at the justices’ discretion on whether or not to release the information, The Post reported.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 87, has been more open about sharing her health conditions. Last year, she underwent radiation therapy for a pancreatic tumor. She most recently was hospitalized for a gallbladder condition in May of this year.

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