Sen. Dianne Feinstein hospitalized with shingles

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is seen in the Capitol subway on Feb. 15. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif), 89, has been hospitalized after being diagnosed with the shingles last month, a spokesperson told Axios Thursday.

Driving the news: Feinstein, the oldest sitting member of the Senate, is receiving treatment in San Francisco.

  • "I … expect to make a full recovery," she said in a statement. "I hope to return to the Senate later this month."
  • Feinstein was absent from a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday and from several roll call votes throughout the week, per the Washington Post.

Of note: Last month, Feinstein announced she will not seek re-election in 2024 after more than three decades in the Senate.

  • Amid reports of her declining memory, Feinstein's ability to serve has come into question in recent years.

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