Maryland Sen. Van Hollen released from hospital after stroke

Washington (CNN) Sen. Chris Van Hollen said Sunday he’s been released from the hospital after suffering a “minor stroke” last week.

“It’s great to be back home after a long week. I’m grateful for the generous outpouring of support from everyone and the dedicated care I received from the team at GW,” the Maryland Democrat tweeted

The lawmaker was admitted to George Washington University Hospital after he had been “experiencing lightheadedness and acute neck pain” while delivering a speech in his home state, according to a previous statement. He said in the statement at the time he had sought medical help upon returning home at a doctor’s recommendation.