John Kerry’s Wife Critically Ill
Teresa Heinz Kerry hospitalized after apparent seizure
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 8, 2013 1:41 AM CDT
In this Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 photo, John Kerry talks with his wife Teresa Heinz Kerry while watching election results at a hotel in Boston.   (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

(Newser) – Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of secretary of State John Kerry, is in critical but stable condition in a Boston hospital after falling ill at the couple's holiday home on Nantucket Island. The 74-year-old heir to a ketchup fortune appeared to have a seizure of some kind, sources tell the New York Times. She was stabilized at a small hospital on the island before being transported to Massachusetts General Hospital, accompanied by her husband.

"All we saw was the ambulance leave the Kerry/Heinz driveway and race off in the motorcade," a neighbor tells the Boston Herald. "State police, secret service, ambulance, and empty diplomatic limo. Lots of racing around by the casually attired protection." Heinz Kerry, who married her husband in 1995 and was prominent in his 2004 presidential campaign, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 but was deemed cancer-free after several surgeries.

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1492
Jul 16, 2013 1:01 AM CDT
I said a prayer for Michael Douglas when he was given days to live. He has done so much for our entertainment. I prayed to Michael Douglas. My Lord Jesus the Christ heard my prayer. I didn't make him better. The Son of God did. I have said a prayer for Teresa Heinz. I have enjoyed her Ketchup for years, she is a very good human being with many charities. May My Lord Jesus the Christ hear my prayer. This lady is very beautiful and caring. Remember, upon leaving this planet, He now God said: "Anything that you ask in my name it shall be given". Your Higgs-Boson Fiber is connected to Him. It is invisible but there. He is capable of the entire Universe, do you think for a minute He is not capable of hearing your prayer? I think yes. I am not ashamed to declare Him my Lord and Savior here on this World Wide Stage. You don't have to believe in something more powerful than yourself. Keep your ignorant comments to yourself. 1492
KDickley
Jul 8, 2013 2:39 PM CDT
Awww, too bad. Now, if only fascist Nancy Pelosi could catch whatever she has.
clmsman
Jul 8, 2013 1:49 PM CDT
She should have had a food taster! The gigilo of state would be my first suspect.