U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has issued his first public remarks since suffering a stroke.
In a video released Tuesday, Kirk says he can't wait to get back to work and is walking again. The 52-year-old senator suffered a major stroke in January and underwent emergency surgery. He entered a rehabilitation center in February and was discharged last week.
Dr. Richard Harvey said Friday that Kirk continues to improve his "mobility for day-to-day activities." He adds that Kirk has been meeting regularly with his staff and has been getting visits from close friends and family.
Harvey is the medical director of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's Center for Stroke Rehabilitation.