February 27, 2024 10:28 am
US Minister Lloyd Austin Hospitalized in Intensive Care for Another Time

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has been admitted to the intensive care unit at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Virginia for a bladder problem, and has handed over his duties to his deputy, Kathleen Hicks. The Pentagon announced this, stating that it is unclear how long he will remain in hospital. Austin was diagnosed with prostate cancer last December and underwent surgery. His secret hospitalization, initially kept hidden even from President Joe Biden, caused controversy in the U.S. Austin was then hospitalized again on January 1 due to complications.

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