Henry Kissinger Taken to Hospital With Stomach Pains in S. Korea
Henry Kissinger Was Taken to Severance Hospital in South Korea
The former U.S Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, 86, was taken to a hospital in South Korea on Saturday after suffering from stomach pains. Some sources are calling it a stomach virus or a stomach bug. He is recovering in hospital and there is not expected to be any complications.
Lee Sung-man, a hospital spokesman said that Kissinger is expected to be released on Sunday, but he did not give any further details of his condition.
Dr. John Linton of Yonsei Severance Hospital told CNN:
"All his signs are normal. We hope to send him on his way tomorrow, but he is an elderly gentleman, so we are watching him like a hawk."
He has previously undergone a triple coronary bypass surgery in 1982 and he had an angioplasty five years ago in New York.
Henry Kissinger was in Seoul to attend a security forum, after arriving in the country on Wednesday, according to KTLA News. He has also previously met with the President Lee Myung-bak. He was meant to be attending the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service in Hong Kong, but it's not known at this time if he will be able to make it.
Kissinger served as secretary of state for presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.
He also shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Le Duc Tho in 1973 for being part of the treaty that ended the Vietnam War.