His wife also recently fell while running. At the end of August, Barbara Johnson fractured her right shoulder and left wrist.
Johnson fell the same week the Senate passed a resolution on fall prevention awareness. The Hill reported that the resolution designated Sept. 22, 2012, as "National Falls Prevention Awareness Day."
In 2006, Johnson suffered a severe brain bleed and had brain surgery. He returned to his work in the Senate just a few months later after extensive work with physical, speech and occupational therapists. His mobility and speech have been left slightly affected.
This article was updated at 11:45 a.m.