Teresa Heinz Kerry’s condition upgraded

Secretary of state's wife was hospitalized Sunday



BOSTON — The condition of Teresa Heinz Kerry, the wife of Secretary of State John Kerry, was upgraded from critical to fair Monday morning, the secretary’s spokesman said.

The spokesman, Glen Johnson, said that Heinz Kerry, 74, was “undergoing further evaluation” at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where she was admitted Sunday after being airlifted from a smaller hospital near the family home on Nantucket Island.

Kerry, Heinz Kerry’s son and other family members were with her, Johnson said.

Kerry’s office has issued no details on Heinz Kerry’s illness. A source close to the family said that she was taken to the Nantucket emergency room Sunday afternoon after exhibiting “signs of a seizure” but that no diagnosis has been made.

Heinz Kerry, an heir to the Heinz ketchup fortune, is the widow of Sen. John Heinz, R-Pa., who died in 1991. She and Kerry were married in 1995 on Nantucket.