Marion Barry Hospitalized in Las Vegas

Barry part of D.C. delegation at shopping center convention

Monday, May 21, 2012  |  Updated 5:03 PM EDT
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News4's Tom Sherwood spoke with former DC Mayor Marion Barry, who was hospitalized in Las Vegas for a reported blood clot.

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News4's Tom Sherwood spoke with former DC Mayor Marion Barry, who was hospitalized in Las Vegas for a reported blood clot.

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D.C. Council member Marion Barry has been hospitalized in Las Vegas, News4's Tom Sherwood reported.

Barry is part of a D.C. delegation attending RECon, an international shopping center convention, in Vegas. He was taken to Summerlin Hospital Medical Center.

Sherwood briefly spoke with Barry Monday morning.  He said he was eating dinner at a hotel in Vegas when he felt pain in his leg.

Barry's Twitter account included a post on Sunday saying he reportedly developed a blood clot while waiting on a plane in Memphis en route to Las Vegas.

"The blood clot has no impact on my physical feeling or my mental ability," Barry told Sherwood by phone. "I thank God for that."

Barry also mentioned on Twitter Sunday his recent controversy over remarks he made about Filipina nurses who work in District hospitals.  From his Twitter account: "I also thank outstanding medical staff, incl. kind professional Filipino staff. I stand corrected; I truly didn't mean 2 hurt or offend."

"I'm here and they have been very wonderful and gave me the opportunity to clear that up," Barry told Sherwood by phone Monday morning.

Stay with News4 and NBCWashington.com for more information.

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