Senators Ted Kennedy and Robert Byrd both reportedly collapse during Inaugural luncheon.
Wired PR News — Two senators were reportedly required to have medical attention after collapsing during the Inaugural luncheon. As reported by CNN in a developing story, Massachusetts senator Ted Kennedy collapsed while having a lengthy seizure, and was taken out by wheelchair. Robert Byrd of West Virginia was also said to have collapsed during the event, however no updates have yet been made on either’s condition. The program ended shortly after the incidents.
Barack Obama’s historical Presidential Inauguration began early Tuesday with Kennedy among others in attendance for the swearing in ceremony as well as the luncheon. Kennedy, 76, suffers with a brain tumor, which he was diagnosed with in May.
Ted Kennedy is brother to the late president former John F. Kennedy, and highly respected among Democratic senators.
The Inaugural Parade followed the formal luncheon.