Hillary misses Angelina appointment due to broken elbow  

Thursday June 18, 2009

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is recovering from a fall in which she fractured her right elbow. America's top diplomat was on her way to the White House on Wednesday afternoon when she came a cropper.  

The 61-year-old politician was forced to pull out of an engagement with Angelina Jolie because of the accident. Mrs Clinton had been due to join the actress in marking World Refugee Day on Thursday morning.  

She was treated at The George Washington University Hospital and then went home to rest. Her chief of staff said that she'll have an operation to repair her elbow in the coming week.

"Secretary Clinton appreciates the professionalism and kindness she received from the medical team who treated her… and looks forward to resuming her full schedule soon," said the aide

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