9:15AM EST: [UPDATE BELOW] Sources have confirmed to YWN that Maran Hagon Rav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita has been taken to a hospital on Thursday afternoon. Rav Kanievsky was not feeling well all morning, and at approximately 2:00PM (IL), was transported to Maanei Yeshua Hospital in Bnei Brak via private vehicle. Prior to the transport, a doctor arrived at the famed Posek’s home, examined him, and decided to have him transported to the hospital for further tests.
As of this posting (9:15AM EST), Rav Kanievsky is fully conscious and resting comfortably in his hospital room. Further details will be posted as soon as they are confirmed and made available to YWN.
UPDATE 12:00PM EST: YWN has learned that Rav Kanievsky has been released from the hospital, and has returned to his home. His condition is Boruch Hashem stable, and is reportedly suffering from an infection.
(Yehuda Drudgestein – YWN)