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Harry Reid Breaks His Face Working Out; Injuries Will Not Affect Guitar-Playing Abilities

Sen. Harry Reid’s face in June 2014.

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Democratic Senate leader Harry Reid had a mishap on a piece of exercise equipment in his Nevada home that sent the outgoing majority leader to the hospital on New Year’s Day. “A piece of equipment Senator Reid was using to exercise broke, causing him to fall and break a number of ribs and bones in his face,” Sen. Reid’s office said in a statement on Friday. “Senator Reid will return to Washington this weekend and be in the office Tuesday as the Senate prepares to reconvene. His doctors expect a full recovery.”

The 75-year-old senator was kept at a local Nevada hospital overnight as a precaution. Reid’s guitar-playing ability will surely not be affected by his injuries.