Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin appears to be doing well after receiving treatment for a bladder issue that led to him being transferred into critical care at a hospital in Maryland on Sunday, the Biden administration official’s doctors said on Monday.
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center officials provided a status update for Austin, who the Pentagon said has temporarily transferred his functions and duties to Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks as Austin recovers from yet another health complication after being treated for prostate cancer.
Austin “underwent non-surgical procedures under general anesthesia to address his bladder issue. We anticipate a successful recovery and will closely monitor him overnight,” the doctors said in a statement. “A prolonged hospital stay is not anticipated. We anticipate the Secretary will be