Senator George Maziarz Suffers Fall

March 14, 2011 Updated Mar 14, 2011 at 5:18 PM EDT

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Senator George Maziarz Suffers Fall

March 14, 2011 Updated Mar 14, 2011 at 5:18 PM EDT

ALBANY, NY ( release ) In a statement obtained by Eyewitness News, New York State Senator George Maziarz explained his absence in Albany Monday.

Here is the text of the e-mail:

I briefly want to explain my absence from session today.

This morning I suffered a fall at my apartment in Albany and hit my head. I have recovered and I am feeling fine, but I will remain at Albany Medical Center throughout the remainder of the day and overnight for observation.

I expect to be released tomorrow morning and I am anxious to get right back into the swing of things in a very busy work week at the capitol.

I regret that I had to be excused from session today but I wanted to be up-front with my constituents about what happened. Their understanding and support is most appreciated.