First Buzz Aldrin. Now John Glenn. Hospitalized in Ohio, the former U.S. senator who previously was the first American in orbit is 95.
Hank Wilson, a spokesman for the university’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs, said he didn’t know details on Glenn’s condition, illness or prognosis.
“A spokeswoman for the Ohio State medical center would not confirm or deny Glenn’s presence at the hospital, saying only that he was not listed in the hospital’s public directory,” the paper said.
NBC News added: “The 95-year-old former Marine suffered a stroke two years ago after having heart valve replacement surgery, but it was not clear what caused him to be taken to the James Cancer Hospital at Ohio State.”
Prayers went out.
— Xeni Jardin (@xeni) December 8, 2016
Praying for our friend JOHN GLENN as word comes of his hospitalization… a true American hero… pic.twitter.com/KiIcwIhmJy
— Mark Larson (@marklarsonradio) December 8, 2016
— StarTalk (@StarTalkRadio) December 8, 2016
Thoughts and prayers with my former client and forever hero, John Glenn, who is in the hospital. https://t.co/A8u7LTsWYI
— Paul Begala (@PaulBegala) December 8, 2016
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) December 7, 2016
Goddammit, 2016 simply cannot end with bad news about John Glenn! It cannot! Get well, John Glenn!
— Harold Itzkowitz (@HaroldItz) December 7, 2016