Former Republican presidential candidate and Senate majority leader Bob Dole has been hospitalized, according to Fox News. Apparently, he was hospitalized last week, but the news only broke on Friday about his unfortunate condition.
Dole, 94, was admitted to the hospital last Wednesday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. The former political leader is reported to have been admitted after having dangerously low blood pressure.
"After a routine check-up, he experienced a brief bout of low blood pressure, which they are correcting with medication," said Dole's communications director, Marion Watkins, according to Fox News.
Dole has thanked everybody for their prayers, and expressed that he hopes to be back to normal life within the next few days.
“Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes. I hope to be home sipping a cosmo in a few days,” Dole tweeted early Friday.
Dole's political career was very impressive. He was the longest-serving Republican leader in the Senate. He was also the Republican presidential nominee in the 1996 election against Bill Clinton, and ran as the vice presidential nominee in 1976. Currently, despite his age, Dole serves as special counsel to a law firm in Washington, D.C. He has also founded the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas.
Dole also served in the army during World War II, where he was severely injured during combat in Italy.
Please pray for him, as well as everybody else who will find this day difficult as they suffer from illness. In recent news, a famous Christian singer just revealed a depressing health update.