Former President Bill Clinton has been hospitalized according to ABC News. Diane Sawyer broke into regular programming to deliver a special report at 4:33pmET with George Stephanopoulos and Dr. Richard Besser. (Video after the jump.)
Cable news nets quickly picked up the story, with Fox News reporting at 4:38pmET, followed by CNN a moment later coming out of a commercial, and then MSNBC at 4:40pmET.
An ABC News spokesperson tells us the original tip came in to WABC in New York and was then confirmed by ABC News.
> Fox News went to tape with “Glenn Beck” at 5pmET, running a banner alert about Clinton’s hospitalization. At
4:19 5:19pmET, Shepard Smith covered up the first commercial break with a special report, promising to either provide updates on the bottom of the screen or break in with any new information. CNN and MSNBC remained in continuing live coverage.
> Official statement.