Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has been readmitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, this time with complications involving an “emergent bladder issue.”
“Earlier today, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III was transported by his security detail to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to be seen for symptoms suggesting an emergent bladder issue,” the Pentagon said in a statement. “Tonight, after a series of tests and evaluations, the Secretary was admitted into the critical care unit at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for supportive care and close monitoring.”
“At this time, it is not clear how long Secretary Austin will remain hospitalized,” the statement continued. “The current bladder issue is not expected to change his anticipated full recovery. His cancer prognosis remains excellent. Updates on the Secretary’s condition will be provided as soon as possible.”
Austin has transferred his duties to his deputy after receiving blowback from both sides of the aisle for failing to do so late last year.
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— Daily Wire News (@DailyWireNews) February 12, 2024