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Lloyd Austin: Pentagon Secretary Hospitalized with Suspected Bladder Problems, Still Performing Duties While in the Hospital


Feb 12, 2024
Pentagon leader hospitalized again a month after previous discharge

Lloyd Austin, the US Secretary of Defense, has been hospitalized with suspected bladder problems, according to a statement from Pentagon press secretary Patrick Ryder. The Secretary was taken to Walter Reed for evaluation at approximately 2:20 p.m. local time on Monday. Despite being in the hospital, Austin continues to perform his duties and has access to all open and secret communication channels.

This hospitalization comes after Austin was released from the hospital on January 15 following treatment for prostate cancer, which was diagnosed at an early stage. The Pentagon press service reported that the Secretary did not require any additional treatment after his release.

Austin, who is 70 years old, has been heading the Pentagon since January 2021. In early December, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and underwent a prostatectomy on December 22. On January 1st, he experienced complications that led to readmission to the hospital.

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