Wednesday, April 03, 2013 3:27 pm
Ex-DC mayor Marion Barry released from hospital
The Associated Press
The 77-year-old Barry was taken to Howard University Hospital on Tuesday night. His spokeswoman, LaToya Foster, says he was released Wednesday afternoon. She says he's resting comfortably at home and is "in great spirits."
Barry has diabetes. He tweeted Wednesday afternoon that doctors have changed his medication.
Barry was hospitalized last year in Las Vegas after he developed a blood clot while on a plane heading to a retail convention. He underwent a kidney transplant in 2009 and is also a prostate cancer survivor.
Barry, a Democrat, served four terms as District of Columbia mayor and is now serving his third consecutive term representing Ward 8 on the council.