/ Modified feb 16, 2022 9:58 a.m.

Giffords hospitalized in Tucson with appendicitis

The illness was announced Wednesday by the office of Giffords’ husband, U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly.

Gabby-Mark-Chuck HERO Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly and Chuck Huckelberry speak before the ceremony marking the ninth anniversary of Tucson's Jan. 8, 2011 mass shooting.
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Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been admitted to a hospital with appendicitis.

The illness was announced Wednesday by the office of Giffords’ husband, U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly.

A spokesman for Kelly says Giffords checked into the hospital on Tuesday and Kelly is returning to Tucson to be with her.

Kelly spokesman Jacob Peters says, “We're all wishing her a speedy and thorough recovery.”

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