Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is receiving treatment for shingles in a California hospital, Fox News Digital has confirmed.
‘I was diagnosed over the February recess with a case of shingles. I have been hospitalized and am receiving treatment in San Francisco.’ Feinstein’s office shared. ‘I hope to return to the Senate later this month.’
Feinstein, 89, said she expects to make a ‘full recovery.’
Shingles typically develops in older adults who had chicken pox, or the varicella-zoster virus, when younger. Its hallmark is a painful rash that clears up within a month in most cases, but can sometimes lead to nerve pain that can linger for longer.
On Feb. 14, Feinstein’s office announced that she will not seek re-election in 2024.
‘I am announcing today I will not run for re-election in 2024 but intend to accomplish as much for California as I can through the end of next year when my term ends,’ Feinstein said in a statement.
Feinstein has represented the Golden State since 1992 and is the longest-serving female senator ever, as well as the oldest sitting senator at age 89.