Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was transferred to the intensive care unit at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Sunday evening after being taken to the hospital earlier in the day.
Austin was taken to the hospital by his security detail on Sunday for symptoms suggesting an emerging bladder problem, according to a statement released by the Department of Defense from his doctors.
After a series of tests and evaluations, Austin was admitted to the intensive care unit Sunday evening for supportive care and close monitoring, the statement added.
DRY. DEFENSE. AUSTIN BACK IN HOSPITAL FOR BLADDER PROBLEM, TRANSFER POWERS TO HICKS: PENTAGON OFFICIALS
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“At this time, it is unknown how long Secretary Austin will remain hospitalized,” the statement said. “The current bladder issue is not expected to alter his anticipated full recovery. His cancer prognosis remains excellent. Updates on the secretary's condition will be provided as soon as possible.”