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Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson hospitalized after fall



The Republican's office said one day later that the 74-year-old senator is "in pain but resting and doing well."

"Senator Isakson looks forward to fully Georgians, "said spokesperson Amanda Maddox.

The three-term senator announced in 2015 that he suffers from Parkinson's disease. It was not clear clear this week's case was related to this condition.

Isakson uses a cane to walk and his mobility is limited. Despite symptoms such as a shuffling gait, a faster speech pattern and stiff left arm, the progressive neurological disease has not slowed down on the job.

He chairs two Senate committees and traveling to Iraq with two colleagues. He also led an official congressional delegation to Normandy to commemorate the 75th D-Day anniversary.

His openness about his health has prompted admiration from constituents, as well as occasional criticism from political opponents.

"I am happy to say that I have a positive attitude towards you." things and you'll be fine, '' Isakson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 201

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Georgia officials wished Isakson a speedy recovery on social media.

He was twice admitted to the hospital in 2017 to undergo surgeries, the latter to address a sacral hairline stress fracture in his lower spine evening.

"Johnny is a friend and a great partner in the US Senate." Colleague David Perdue tweeted.

Isakson has been in politics for more than 40 years. He served as the Republican minority Leader in the Georgia House for years and finally, succeeds Newt Gingrich in the U.S. House in 1999.

He has been in the U.S. Senate since 2005. Defeating Democrat Jim Barksdale.

Isakson's seat will be on the ballot in 2022.

Read more about Isakson here.