The wife of former Atlanta mayor and U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young says he's continuing to rest and receive medical treatment after he fell ill and was admitted to the hospital.

He fell ill at an event last weekend in Nashville.

According to CB Hackworth, communications director for the Andrew Young Foundation, Young was the keynote speaker for Fisk University’s baccalaureate service on Sunday.

The 86-year-old civil rights legend and politician spent three days at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Hackworth would not confirm Young’s condition, other than to say he will be consulting with his personal physicians at Emory.

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His wife, Carolyn Young, released the following statement:

"Thank you for the many calls, inquiries, and acts of kindness toward Ambassador Young. He is continuing to rest and receive the medical treatments. As his wife, I am passing on all of the generous expressions directly to him. Many of you have wanted to send flowers, but the hospital has said that he cannot have flowers in his room. Andy has said that if you want to help in some way, you may send a donation to the Andrew J. Young Foundation, Morehouse College, or Clark Atlanta University. I will personally let Andy know the gestures you have made on his behalf. Please know that he is being uplifted by all of your expressions of love."

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