On Saturday, the office of Congressman Mark DeSaulnier issued a statement on his health saying he was in critical condition battling pneumonia after a traumatic rib fracture that occurring after falling during a run.
The congressman has been hospitalized due to complications with pneumonia since Monday, however, he is COVID-19 negative.
Back on Monday, a statement was issued after he missed the Missing Families First Vote. At the time, it was announced he was in serious, but stable condition. On Saturday, his condition had changed from stable to critical.
No other information was released
Here is the statement issued Saturday:
Washington, DC – “Last Friday, Congressman DeSaulnier was admitted to the hospital to treat complications of pneumonia from a traumatic rib fracture that occurred after falling during a run. He was in serious, but stable condition, and the hospital later advised he was COVID-19 negative.
“Unfortunately, Congressman DeSaulnier’s condition has deteriorated and he is in critical condition. The doctors are doing everything they can to care for the Congressman. Mark’s family and staff appreciate your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time,” said Betsy Arnold Marr, Chief of Staff to Congressman DeSaulnier.