Branstad leaves hospital after choking on carrot
DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad was briefly hospitalized Wednesday in Los Angeles after choking on food during a ceremony for the re-dedication of the USS Iowa battleship, his spokesman said.
Branstad choked on a carrot during the event and vomited, spokesman Tim Albrecht said. He said the governor was taken to a nearby hospital “out of an overabundance of caution,” went through a series of tests and was released after his health turned out to be fine.
“We’re glad he’s OK. He’s in great spirits,” Albrecht said. “He’s probably a little more embarrassed than anything.”
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