/ Modified feb 19, 2022 11:07 p.m.

Giffords home from hospital

She was admitted earlier in the week for appendicitis.

Gabby-Mark-Chuck HERO Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly and Chuck Huckelberry speak before the ceremony marking the ninth anniversary of Tucson's Jan. 8, 2011 mass shooting.
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Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman who was forced to give up her promising political career when she was disabled in a 2011 assassination attempt, announced Saturday she was leaving a hospital after being treated for appendicitis.

Giffords said on Twitter that she was “glad it's only appendicitis" and that she was grateful to her friends, family, medical team and her husband, Sen. Mark Kelly.

The Arizona Democrat's office announced Wednesday that Kelly's wife had checked into a hospital and that he was returning to Arizona to be with her.

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