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Former Michigan Rep. John Dingell suffers heart attack

Former Rep. John Dingell, suffered a heart attack on Monday, but is said to be in “good spirits.”

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Former Michigan democratic Rep. John Dingell, Jr., was hospitalized on Monday after suffering a heart attack, his wife Rep. Debbie Dingell.

Dingell, 92, is in “good spirits” and is admitted to Henry Ford hospital in Detroit.

“It appears John Dingell had a heart attack early in the morning. He is attentive and in a good mood, joking as always. He is in the process of admission to Henry Ford hospital. Our sincere thanks to all the doctors and nurses on our pages. We’ll know more later,” Debbie Dingell said in a statement.

It @John Dingell appears to have had a heart attack early in the morning. He is attentive and in a good mood, joking as always. He is in the process of admission to Henry Ford hospital. We’ll learn more later.

Rep. Debbie Dingell (@RepDebDingell) September 17, 2018

Dingell, the service was the oldest member of Congress when he retired in the year 2015. He surpassed the previous record of the late West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd.

Dingell’s wife, now serves in his seat after winning the election to replace him. John Dingell took over the congressional seat in 1955 by his late father, Rep., John Dingell, Sr.

Dingell admitted to hospital last December after he “took a case,” Detroit News reported. He also underwent a procedure in 2014 for the treatment of an abnormal heart rhythm.

He remains in the public domain and is active on Twitter, tweeting Sunday night: “slowly, I think, could be a NFL kicker.”

I’m beginning to think could be an NFL kicker.

— John Dingell (@John Dingell) September 16, 2018

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @bykatherinelam

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