Former DC mayor Marion Barry hospitalized

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FILE -  In this file photo from  June 13, 2007, former Washington Mayor Marion Barry makes a statement to the media in Washington. Barry, the former four-term District of Columbia mayor whose legacy will always be tainted by his 1990 arrest after being caught on video smoking crack cocaine in an FBI sting operation, in Jan. 2012 he plays the role of elder statesman on the D.C. Council, where he represents a poor, predominantly black ward (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
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FILE - In this file photo from June 13, 2007, former Washington Mayor Marion Barry makes a statement …

WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Councilmember Marion Barry is in the hospital after he says he experienced a drop in blood sugar.

The longtime councilmember and former mayor tweeted Tuesday night that he was going to the hospital. His chief of staff, Joyce Clements Smith, says Barry went to the hospital after he started feeling weak. Doctors kept him overnight for observation.

The 77-year-old Barry has been hospitalized more often in recent years.

In May 2012, he was taken to the hospital in Las Vegas. He said he had developed a blood clot while waiting on a plane heading to a retail convention. He was also hospitalized in January 2012 for a minor operation following a urinary tract infection.

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