New York Senator HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON fainted while giving a speech on Social Security this afternoon (31JAN05).

The incident occurred at the Saturn Club in Buffalo, New York. Clinton, 57, is scheduled to address a Catholic college later today.

A statement from her office reads, "Senator Clinton is suffering from a stomach virus... She felt weak, needed to sit down, and then fainted briefly.

"She received immediate medical attention at the site, and is now proceeding with her schedule as planned."

In September (04), Clinton's husband, former US President Bill Clinton, 58, was hospitalised and underwent heart bypass surgery. He is now reported to be in good health.

31/01/2005 21:24