Hospitalized US defense chief will resume work from today: Doctor

His doctor said that Lloyd Austin would be able to resume his normal duties tomorrow.


US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was treated under general anesthesia for bladder problems while battling prostate cancer, his doctors said on Monday, adding that he is set to return to work soon.

“Prolonged hospital stay is not expected. We hope the Secretary will be able to resume his normal duties tomorrow,” his doctors said in a statement.

“The ongoing bladder problem is not expected to alter his anticipated full recovery. His cancer prognosis remains excellent.”

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