Brother says former US Sen. Hagan is in intensive care

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) – Former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, who represented North Carolina, has been hospitalized after falling seriously ill.

Hagan’s brother tells The Lakeland Ledger in Florida ( ) Hagan was rushed to a Washington, D.C., hospital Thursday and was being treated in an intensive care unit.

Joe Ruthven of Lakeland says Hagan didn’t have a heart attack and isn’t in a coma. He wouldn’t give any further details.

The 63-year-old Hagan, a Democrat, was elected in 2008 and served one term before she was defeated by Republican Thom Tillis. A spokeswoman says she formerly lived in Lakeland but currently resides in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The Hagan family said in a statement released to The Associated Press that “Kay is receiving the best possible medical care.” It didn’t give further details and asked for privacy.


This story has been updated to reflect that a spokeswoman for the Hagan family says Hagan formerly lived in Lakeland but now lives in Greensboro.


Information from: The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.),

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