Secretary of Protection Lloyd Austin was transferred to the important care unit at Walter Reed Nationwide Navy Medical Heart Sunday night time after being transported to the hospital earlier within the day.
Austin was transported to the hospital by his safety element on Sunday for signs suggesting an emergent bladder situation, in response to a press release launched by the Division of Protection from his medical doctors.
Following a sequence of checks and evaluations, Austin was admitted into the important care unit Sunday night time for supportive care and shut monitoring, the assertion added.
“Presently, it isn’t clear how lengthy Secretary Austin will stay hospitalized,” the assertion mentioned. “The present bladder situation will not be anticipated to vary his anticipated full restoration. His most cancers prognosis stays wonderful. Updates on the Secretary’s situation will likely be offered as quickly as attainable.”
Austin’s powers have been quickly transferred to Deputy Protection Secretary Kathleen Hicks as of Sunday afternoon.
The protection secretary was anticipated to depart Joint Base Andrews on Tuesday morning to journey to Brussels for the Ukraine Protection Contact Group on Wednesday and the NATO Protection Ministerial on Thursday.
In December, Austin was admitted to Walter Reed and underwent prostate most cancers surgical procedure. He developed an an infection every week later and was readmitted to the hospital.
Hicks crammed in on the time whereas she was on a beforehand scheduled depart.
President Biden, different senior administration officers and the American public weren’t informed for days about his hospitalization or his most cancers. Austin was admitted to Walter Reed on Jan.1, however the Pentagon failed to tell the general public, press and Congress till Jan. 5.
Officers additionally acknowledged that the White Home had not been knowledgeable about Austin’s hospitalization till Jan. 4.
Austin mentioned earlier this month that he apologized on to Biden for not giving advance discover about his hospitalization for prostate most cancers remedy.
“I need to be crystal clear. We didn’t deal with this proper and I didn’t deal with this proper,” Austin mentioned throughout a press briefing on Feb. 1, relating to his hospitalization for prostate most cancers remedy. “I ought to have informed the president about my most cancers prognosis. I ought to have additionally informed my group and the American public, and I take full duty. I apologize to my teammates and to the American individuals.”
Fox Information’ Liz Friden and Greg Wehner contributed to this report.