Update: Pelosi reportedly in 'good shape'

A colleague of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's told NBC News that the former House speaker was "fine" and in "good shape" after being hospitalized Monday.

Original report continues below...

ROME — US Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was hospitalised on Monday after feeling unwell during a visit to Rome, Italian news agencies said.

Pelosi, in Italy to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Italian nation, was scheduled to meet with Defence Minister Ignazio La Russa and Gianfranco Fini, head of the lower house of parliament, when she felt "slightly unwell."

The Italian-American democrat was forced to cancel her meeting with La Russa and postpone the one with Fini. She is undergoing tests in Rome's Umberto I hospital, the agencies said.

The American Embassy refused to comment.