Lloyd Austin Health Update as Walter Reed Releases Statement

Posted on AllSides February 12th, 2024
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U.S. Department of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was hospitalized on Sunday for "symptoms suggesting an emergent bladder issue," officials have revealed.

"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," Dr John Maddox, trauma medical director, and Dr Gregory Chesnut, director of the Center for Prostate Disease Research of the Murtha Cancer Center, said in a statement.

They wrote that after "a series of tests and evaluations" on Sunday,...

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