Suffering from exhaustion, Los Angeles City Councilman Gilbert Lindsay was being kept under medical observation Saturday and was expected to remain hospitalized "for another day or two," a spokesman at White Memorial Medical Center said.
Hospital spokesman Mark Newmeyer said Lindsay was in good condition, "stable and alert," after fainting Friday morning from the effects of "stress and the excitement" from the visit to Los Angeles by South African leader Nelson Mandela.
Lindsay, 89, collapsed in the City Hall garage just hours before he was scheduled to meet Mandela. Instead, taken to the hospital, he spent late Friday and early Saturday undergoing tests and receiving relatives and friends in his hospital room, Newmeyer said.
Hearing of Lindsay's misfortune, Mandela later told Mayor Tom Bradley: "Oh, what a touching story."
Doctors have ruled out the possibility of a stroke or heart problems, Newmeyer said. Lindsay suffered a stroke in 1988.