Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of Secretary of State John Kerry in critical condition

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BRIDGET MURPHY Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) - Teresa Heinz Kerry, the wife of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and heir to a ketchup company fortune, is in critical condition at a Boston hospital.

A spokesman for John Kerry says the 74-year-old Heinz Kerry was flown to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston Sunday night after doctors at a hospital on Massachusetts' Nantucket Island stabilized her.

The secretary of state was with his wife as an ambulance transported her to the island hospital, and also during her transfer to the Boston facility.

A spokesman for Nantucket Cottage Hospital says Heinz Kerry arrived in critical condition, but doctors were able to stabilize her. Neither the family nor hospital officials released any more details about her condition Sunday night. In late 2009, doctors treated Heinz Kerry for breast cancer.

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