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TODAY   |  August 21, 2013

Beau Biden admitted to Texas hospital for tests

Delaware attorney general  Beau Biden was admitted into a Texas hospital after an incident while on a family vacation. His Father, Vice President Joe Biden, is said to be in Houston with him. NBC’s Janet Shamlian reports.

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>> we have new information on vice president biden's son beau. he is being he vag value waited in houston . janet, good morning.

>> carl, good morning. we learned that beau biden was admitted to the hospital tuesday. he remains there this morning awaiting test results. his father is also here in houston and has been by his side. beau biden looked in good spirits in the photo he tweeted smiling along side wife halle saying he was touched by the well wishes. and this photo showing beau dining at a houston restaurant with his father vice president joe biden . but nbc news confirmed that he is a patient of the md anderson cancer center . admitted for tests requiring an overnight stay. observati experts say it could be a biosy.

>> sometimes we have to do a biopsy to get the best most effective treatment.

>> he suffered weakness and orientation during a family vacation last week. of concern pause of his history of neurological issues. he suffered a stroke three years ago at 41.

>> please join me in welcoming my friend, my father, my hero, the next vice president of the united states , joe biden .

>> reporter: biden gave an emotional speech introducing his father at the democratic national convention and is considered a rising star in the democratic party . before coming to houston he was reportedly seen at two other major medical centers. and the vice president was scheduled to meet up with president obama later this week in scranton, pennsylvania as part of a two-day bus tour but considering his son's medical situation it's not determined what his plans are at this time.