Clinton fractures elbow in fall

June 18th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Angelina Jolie Washington, June 18 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has fractured her right elbow in a fall, BBC reported Thursday.
Clinton had been on her way to the White House when she fell Wednesday afternoon, her chief of staff Cheryl Mills said in a statement.

The secretary of state was treated at the George Washington University Hospital and then went home.

She is to have surgery to repair her elbow in the coming week, Cheryl Mills said.

“Secretary Clinton appreciates the professionalism and kindness she received from the medical team who treated her this evening and looks forward to resuming her full schedule soon,” her chief of staff added.

Clinton had been due to join actress Angelina Jolie Thursday morning at an event in Washington marking World Refugee Day, but pulled out after her accident.

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