Attorney General Joseph R. Biden III has been hospitalized after suffering a mild stroke.

Delaware Attorney General Joseph R. "Beau" Biden remains in stable condition, alert, with full motor and speech skills after suffering a mild stroke, Vice President Joe Biden's office confirmed at 4:49 p.m.

The attorney general will be transferred this afternoon to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia for further observation and examination.

Biden, 41, was taken to the hospital early in the morning of May 11. He is the son of Vice President Joe Biden.

Dr. Timothy Gardner, medical director of the Center for Heart and Vascular Surgery at Christiana Care Health System, said Biden is “in good spirits and talked with his family at the hospital."

“He is fully alert, in stable condition and has full motor and speech skills,” Gardner said in a statement released by his father’s office. “We expect him to make a complete recovery.”

"The entire Biden family offers its sincerest thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Christiana Care Health System who have provided tremendous care to Beau today," the release said.