Tue. May 17th, 2022
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has been hospitalized with ‘flu-like symptoms’
  • Clarence Thomas was admitted to Sibley Memorial Hospital Friday afternoon.
  • The hospitalization is not COVID-19 related.
  • “His symptoms are abating, he is resting comfortably, and he expects to be released from the hospital in a day or two” a court spokeswoman said.

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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was admitted to Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC, on Friday with “flu-like symptoms,” the court said in a statement released Sunday afternoon.

The hospitalization is not COVID-19 related, the statement added.

“He underwent tests, was diagnosed with an infection and is being given intravenous


antibiotics

,” the statement read. “His symptoms are abating, he is resting comfortably, and he expects to be released from the hospital in a day or two. Justice Thomas will participate in the consideration and discussion of any cases for which he is not present on the basis of the briefs, transcripts, and audio of the oral arguments.”

Sibley Memorial Hospital did not immediately return Insider’s request for comment. 

Thomas, 73, was appointed to the court by President George H.W. Bush and has served since 1991, though not without controversy. Recently, Thomas and his wife, Ginni, have made headlines over his wife’s possible ties to organizers of the Jan 6 rally and efforts to overturn the 2020 election. 

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