Chief Justice Roberts was hospitalized after head injury

Chief Justice John Roberts fell last month while walking, received stitches to close a wound on his head and spent the night in the hospital, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

The episode was not announced at the time, but the court confirmed it late Tuesday after a query from The Washington Post.

“The Chief Justice was treated at a local hospital on June 21 for an injury to his forehead sustained in a fall while walking for exercise near his home,” the spokeswoman, Kathleen Arberg, said in statement.