(ROME) -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was hospitalized in Rome on Monday, according to Italian news agencies.
The ANSA news agency referred to her illness as a “fainting spell” and reports that Pelosi returned to her hotel after a two hour check up at the emergency room.
The former House Speaker was in Italy leading a bipartisan congressional delegation to celebrate the country's 150 year anniversary. The California Democrat had to cancel one meeting with the Italian Minister of Defense due to her feeling unwell, but Pelosi still could attend a concert Monday night in honor of the celebration.
The U.S. Embassy in Rome is aware of the reports, but had no further comment.
Over the weekend Pelosi and the bipartisan delegation flew to Kabul, Afghanistan, to meet with President Hamid Karzai, U.S. troops and military officials.
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