Sen. Claire McCaskill says husband in intensive care

In this Nov. 6, 2012 file photo, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., touches the face of her husband, Joseph Shepard, while declaring victory in the Missouri Senate race in St. Louis.

On this Nov. 6, 2012 file photograph, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., touches the face of her husband, Joseph Shepard, whereas declaring victory within the Missouri Senate race in St. Louis.

 (AP Picture/Jeff Roberson )

The husband of Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri was hospitalized Monday within the intensive care unit, the senator introduced on Twitter.

“My husband has a really mbadive coronary heart however proper not working very effectively. At present in ICU. Thanks to your prayers prematurely,” she wrote on Twitter about her husband, Joseph Shepard.

McCaskill spokeswoman Sarah Feldman informed the Related Press that Shepard is hospitalized in St. Louis, however had no additional particulars about his situation.

McCaskill and Shepard, a millionaire developer, have been married since 2002.

The couple has a house in suburban St. Louis and a condominium in Washington.

In 2014, McCaskill needed to postpone an official U.S. delegation journey to France for the 70th anniversary commemoration of D-Day as a result of Shepard was hospitalized, the St. Louis Put up-Dispatch reported.

The Related Press contributed to this story.


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