A Pentagon spokesperson said,Department of DefensetallAustinI was admitted to the hospital again today, this time due to “symptoms of emergency bladder problems.” Austin sparked controversy a few weeks ago when he hid the fact that he was hospitalized.
Agence France-Presse reported that Lloyd Austin, 70, effectively disappeared from public view between late December last year and early January this year. He underwent a minor surgery for the treatment of prostate cancer on December 22 last year and returned home the next day. On January 1 this year, he was again admitted to the hospital due to complications such as nausea and severe pain. President Biden and Congress kept this matter hidden from many people. Week.
This time, the public was informed about two hours after Austin was admitted to the hospital this afternoon. Defense Department spokesman Pat Ryder said in a statement that the Army,white HouseCongress officials are informed.
“Austin was taken by his bodyguard to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for evaluation for symptoms of emergency bladder problems,” Reed said.
“The Deputy Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff have been notified. Additionally, notification has also been sent to the White House and Congress.”
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