Rep. Anthony Brown had a minor stroke Friday night but is “expected to make a full recovery,” his office said Tuesday.
The Maryland Democrat, who lost a gubernatorial bid in 2014, experienced the stroke just hours after leaving the funeral of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, a gubernatorial candidate this year who died suddenly last week.
Brown suffered the stroke at his home in Bowie, where he began feeling extremely dizzy and ill, spokesman Matt Verghese said in a statement. He was transported to University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center.
Brown stayed at the hospital until Sunday. He is now recovering back home, though his return date to Capitol Hill remains uncertain and “he will have a limited public schedule,” Verghese said. “He’s in good spirits, staying active at home and communicating with staff, and is eager to return to Washington.”
The 56-year-old Brown was elected to Congress in 2016 from Maryland’s 4th Congressional District. He previously served as a two-term lieutenant governor and a two-term state delegate. He is also a colonel in the Army Reserve.
“Congressman Brown and his family are grateful for the excellent care he received and the outpouring of support and well wishes,” Verghese said.
Brown’s fellow Maryland Democrat Elijah Cummings was missing from the House for three months earlier this year after a knee infection. He returned in April.
The Washington Post first reported the news.