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U.S. Rep. John Dingell hospitalized with hip fracture

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John Dingell, photo courtesy of Facebook John Dingell, photo courtesy of Facebook
WASHINGTON (AP) -

Retiring Rep. John Dingell has a fractured hip and it will take time for the 88-year-old Michigan Democrat, Congress' longest serving member, to recover.

An update was posted Saturday on Facebook by his wife, Debbie Dingell, who was elected to the seat last month.

John Dingell was hospitalized Friday in Washington, and it turns out he fractured his hip in a fall last week.

Debbie Dingell says it was by "sheer grit and determination" that he didn't miss the final days of his last House session this week.

She says no surgery is needed and she's aiming for him to be there when she's sworn in Jan. 6.

John Dingell has served 59 years in the House. He was first elected in 1955 to replace his late father.

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