News

Henry Kissinger Undergoes Heart Procedure In NYC

FILE -- Henry Kissinger (Credit: Getty Images)

FILE — Henry Kissinger (Credit: Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has undergone an aortic valve replacement procedure at a Manhattan hospital.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital released a statement saying the 91-year-old ex-diplomat was “resting comfortably” following the procedure on Tuesday.

The hospital declined to release any other information. A spokeswoman for Kissinger would not comment.

Last year, Kissinger was admitted to the same hospital after a fall in his home. He was released the same day.

Kissinger served under presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977.

You May Also Be Interested In These Stories

(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)