| GEO World|
| Cheney hospitalized after feeling ill|
| Updated at: 1015 PST, Saturday, June 26, 2010|
WASHINGTON: Former US vice president Dick Cheney, who has a long history of heart problems, was hospitalized Friday after feeling ill and was not expected to be discharged until next week, his spokesman said.
It was not immediately clear whether the latest hospitalization was related to his past heart troubles, which saw the 69-year-old Republican hawk suffer his fifth heart attack since 1978 in late February.
"Former vice president Cheney was not feeling well and was seen this afternoon by his doctors in their offices at George Washington University," spokesman Peter Long said in a statement. "On the advice of his physicians, he was admitted to the hospital for further testing. He is expected to remain in the hospital over the weekend."