Nancy Reagan still recovering from fall

May 23, 2012 at 9:58 AM
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SIMI VALLEY, Calif., May 23 (UPI) -- Broken ribs kept former first lady Nancy Reagan from attending a speech by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., at the Reagan Library, her spokeswoman said.

Foundation Executive Director John Heubusch told the audience Tuesday at the Reagan presidential library in Simi Valley, Calif., that the former first lady wouldn't attend the speech "on doctor's orders," CBS News reported.

"She's fine but still nursing some broken ribs from a fall that several of you heard about weeks ago," Heubusch said.

A representative for the former first lady, 90, said she fell in March, CNN reported.

"Mrs. Reagan has been recovering slowly and has been adding a few appointments back on to her schedule, but was advised by her doctor today not to try and attend large events too far from home just yet," Reagan spokeswoman Joanne Drake said. "She personally invited Congressman Ryan and really wanted to be here, but sent her apologies to him earlier today."

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