UPDATE: US Rep. Wilson released from hospital after being admitted for fever

By: Chad Mills Email
By: Chad Mills Email

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011

COLUMBIA, S.C.--News 12 has learned U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson has been released from the hospital after being admitted for an extended fever.

His office said Wilson was discharged Saturday morning.

On Wednesday, Wilson's office said in a short statement that the South Carolina Republican was admitted to the hospital for the fever.

The statement contained no other details, including when the congressman was admitted, if he remained in the hospital, or the name of the hospital.

Wilson's office said last week that he was taking antibiotics to treat symptoms of Lyme Disease after contracting an illness while working in his yard.

Wilson canceled a planned tour of his district earlier in the week because of his illness.

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