Boston: Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of US Secretary of State John Kerry, has been moved to a rehabilitation hospital in Boston, State Department spokesman Glen Johnson said on Thursday.

John Kerry's wife admitted to Boston hospital

“Heinz Kerry, 74, has been transferred from Massachusetts General Hospital to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Her condition has been upgraded from ‘fair’ to ‘good’,” Johnson said.

Glen Johnson said that the doctors have determined that 74-year-old Heinz Kerry suffered a seizure at the couple's home in Nantucket last weekend, but the precise cause has not been determined. Doctors previously ruled out brain tumor, heart attack or stroke as possible triggers.

Kerry said that his family was touched by the outpouring of support for his wife. "We are blessed to have so many people care about Teresa, and by the continued grace of God and the prayer of everybody, she will soon share herself just how much she appreciates every last expression of kindness directed toward her and our family," Kerry said in a written statement.

Kerry said he and his wife want to pay special tribute to the Nantucket Fire Department for its ambulance services, to Nantucket Cottage Hospital for its initial treatment, and to Massachusetts General Hospital, which assumed responsibility for her care.

Heinz Kerry is the widow of former US Senator John Heinz. She married John Kerry in 1995. She was previously treated for breast cancer.


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