Rep. Luis Gutierrez Hospitalized For ‘Extremely High Blood Pressure,' His Wife Says

Rep. Luis Gutierrez was hospitalized Wednesday for "extremely blood pressure and hypertension," his wife said in a statement.

Soraida Gutierrez released the statement late Thursday night. 

“He is under the excellent medical care of doctors who are monitoring the situation closely,” she said. “He would like to thank all those who have reached out in concern, and looks forward to being back home with his family and community very soon.”

A spokeswoman for the congressman said Gutierrez was in a Chicago-area hospital but would not say which one.

No other information was immediately available.

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