First Lady Melania Trump Hospitalized For Kidney Surgery

First Lady Melania Trump underwent kidney surgery on Monday, May 14, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

According to a statement from her office, Mrs. Trump will remain hospitalized for several days.

"This morning, first lady Melania Trump underwent an embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney condition," the first lady's communications director, Stephanie Grisham, said in a statement. "The procedure was successful, and there were no complications."

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Grisham added, "Mrs. Trump is at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and will likely remain there for the duration of the week. The first lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere.”

While her husband President Donald Trump remained in the White House during his wife’s surgery, Grisham said he is expected to visit the hospital soon.

Mrs. Trump is the first United States First Lady to undergo such a serious medical procedure while in the White House since 1987, when Nancy Reagan had a mastectomy, CNN reports.


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