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Henry Kissinger Back Home After Brief Hospitalization Following Fall

Henry A. Kissinger poses for a photo during President Nixon's 100th Birthday Gala on January 9, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Henry A. Kissinger poses for a photo during President Nixon’s 100th Birthday Gala on January 9, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was released from the hospital the same day he was admitted following a fall in his home.

Kissinger, 89, was taken to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center on Tuesday for observation.

The hospital announced on Wednesday that the Nobel Peace Prize winner was discharged on Tuesday but did not release any other information.

Kissinger served as the nation’s top diplomat in the 1970s under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

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