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DC Councilmember Marion Barry hospitalized

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D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry

District of Columbia Councilmember Marion Barry is in the hospital after he says he experienced a drop in blood sugar.

The longtime councilmember and former mayor tweeted Tuesday night that he was going to the hospital. His chief of staff, Joyce Clements Smith, says Barry went to the hospital after he started feeling weak. Doctors kept him overnight for observation.

The 77-year-old Barry has been hospitalized more often in recent years.

Barry tweeted, "I'm a 20 year diabetic. Today, my sugar dipped below normal, and I was taken to the hospital by the fire dept., but nothing life-threatening."

The 77-year-old also posted on Twitter, "Doctors are going to keep me over night for observation. Thank you for all of your prayers."

The former D.C. mayor had a health scare in May 2012 when he went to the hospital after suffering a blood clot while waiting on a plane in Las Vegas.  He was also hospitalized in January 2012 for a minor operation following a urinary tract infection.

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