July 7, 2020

Chief Justice John Roberts was hospitalized last month after he fell and hit his head, a Supreme Court spokeswoman told The Washington Post on Tuesday night.

The incident occurred on June 21 at the Chevy Case Club in Maryland, the Post reports. Roberts, 65, was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he received sutures. He spent the night in the hospital for observation, and went home the next morning.

The Post learned about the incident from a witness, who said they saw Roberts' head covered with blood. When reached for comment, Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg said Roberts sustained an injury to his forehead "in a fall while walking for exercise near his home." He was hospitalized overnight "out of an abundance of caution," and doctors "believe the fall was likely due to light-headedness caused by dehydration."

The members of the court get to decide what is made public about their health; most recently, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg shared in May that she was hospitalized after being diagnosed with a gallbladder condition. Catherine Garcia

May 26, 2020

Singer Andrea Bocelli shared on his Facebook page Tuesday that he and some members of his family tested positive for coronavirus in March, but were "fortunate enough to have a swift and full recovery recovery" by the end of the month.

Bocelli shared that he had a mild case, and waited to tell fans because he did not want to "unnecessarily alarm" them. Bocelli also said he has donated blood to help researchers find a cure. Last week, Bocelli told The Wall Street Journal he had been infected and had a "fever" and "a little bit of a cough."

For Easter on April 12, Bocelli sang alone inside the Duomo in Milan, with his performance livestreamed on YouTube. He set a record for biggest audience to watch a classical livestream, with more than 2.8 million concurrent viewers at one point. Catherine Garcia

April 7, 2020

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) announced Tuesday that he was re-tested for the novel COVID-19 coronavirus — about two weeks after he was diagnosed despite being asymptomatic — and is no longer positive for the disease.

While it's uncertain to what extent and for how long people develop immunity after they recover from the virus, the consensus seems to be that people are protected for at least a little while. So, Paul, who is a physician, plans to volunteer at a local Kentucky hospital to lend an extra hand as health care systems around the country deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

Paul was the first and, to date, only member of the Senate to test positive for COVID-19. He drew some criticism for taking a test despite a lack of symptoms amid a shortage of tests nationwide. Tim O'Donnell

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