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Pentagon’s Lloyd Austin Undergoes Secret Hospital Stay for Bladder Problem, Days After Probe into Previous Controversial Stay

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Feb 12, 2024
American Secretary of Defense Austin Returns to Hospital

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was admitted to the hospital on Sunday, just two weeks after his controversial secret hospital stay. This time, he was taken in due to a developing bladder problem. A spokesperson for the Pentagon stated that any indicative symptoms were treated and that Austin would continue to carry out his official business while in the clinic.

Last year, a prostate cancer was discovered in Austin and he underwent an operation. After a minor procedure on December 22nd, Austin initially returned home but was later admitted to Walter Reed Hospital on January 1st due to complications. The White House was not informed about his hospital stay until January 4th, and Congress was informed a day later. President Joe Biden only found out about the cancer diagnosis on January 9th. Both the White House and the Pentagon launched internal investigations into the case.

Austin returned to work at the Pentagon on January 29th after two doctors declared that his cancer had been treated early and effectively, with an excellent prognosis. Despite calls from Republican representatives to fire the Pentagon chief, President Biden criticized the lack of communication but expressed continued confidence in his defense secretary. There are no further details provided about Austin’s current condition or treatment plan.

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