Department of DefensetallAustinwas admitted to the hospital yesterday due to bladder problems, and Walter, who was responsible for the careGermanyThe National Military Medical Center released a statement saying Austin received non-surgical treatment under general anesthesia and is expected to make a full recovery and return to normal duties tomorrow.
Lloyd Austin, who is fighting prostate cancer, was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for treatment yesterday for bladder problems and was admitted to the intensive care unit.
The Pentagon later announced that Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks had “assumed duties and responsibilities” at 5 p.m. yesterday and had notified the White House and Congress.
Gregory Chesnutt, director of prostate disease research at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s Murtha Cancer Center, sent a statement today through the U.S. Department of Defense to update the outside world on Austin’s latest situation.
Chestnut reported that Austin received non-surgical treatment under general anesthesia to deal with the bladder problem. They are hopeful that Austin will make a successful recovery and will monitor his condition closely throughout the night.
Chestnut also predicted that Austin’s hospitalization will not be extended and he is expected to return to his normal duties tomorrow. Current bladder problems are not expected to impact his full recovery and he is doing well post-cancer.
Austin, 70,’s health has been the center of attention recently. He secretly underwent prostate cancer treatment in December last year and was hospitalized due to complications from the surgery in January this year.
However, because Austin did not immediately provide an explanation to the public, even the White House was kept in the dark. Especially at a time when the United States was facing crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, the top military chief concealed the news of his hospitalization, triggering criticism from all walks of life.