Congressman Tom Reed says undiagnosed pneumonia led to collapse

Updated: September 20, 2019 12:08 PM
Created: September 20, 2019 09:35 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Rep. Tom Reed says his collapse on Thursday afternoon was the result of an undiagnosed case of pneumonia.

The Republican, who has represented parts of the Southern Tier, Finger Lakes and Western New York in Congress since 2010, had collapsed around 1:30 p.m. in the Cannon Rotunda of the Capitol Building shortly before he was scheduled to speak with Fox Business. 


“Thank you to everyone for their thoughts and prayers. After my evaluation by the doctors at George Washington University Hospital, it turns out I had a previously undiagnosed case of pneumonia. I look forward to returning to work on Monday," Reed said in a statement. 

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