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DC Wire is reporting that Councilmember Marion Barry received a few stitches after falling down in Anacostia Park.

Barry’s staff sent out a release. It reads in part:

“Mr. Barry received a deep gash over his bottom lip that required several stitches. Despite the minor accident Mr. Barry suffered no serious injuries and is in good spirits. According to Mr. Barry, doctors in the emergency room at Greater South East Hospital said he will have a full recovery and be back at work in a day or two.”

If this happened to a lesser man, we’d be reading about things like “hip replacement” and “major surgery.” But this is Barry. And Barry is indestructible. Well, almost.