Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell was admitted to the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit on Monday and will undergo a heart procedure, according to a statement released by his wife’s office.

In a short statement Tuesday, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D­–Dearborn) said her husband was “resting comfortably under doctor’s care and is his usual feisty self.”

Dingell underwent heart surgery at the same hospital last March to correct abnormal heart rhythms.

The statement also noted that Rep. Dingell will remain in Michigan for the week and will not travel to Washington. The House is in session Tuesday through Thursday of this week.

Preceding the statement from his wife’s office, Dingell also tweeted the news earlier in the afternoon.

“Back in the hospital,” the tweet read. “Being old sucks.”

Dingell, 89, retired from Congress following the end of his term this January. He is the longest serving member of the body in history, with 59 years in office. 


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