US defense chief Austin hospitalized again: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was hospitalized again on Sunday, a Pentagon spokesman said, this time “for symptoms suggesting an emergent bladder issue,” weeks after a previous stay he controversially kept secret.
Austin effectively vanished from the public eye in late December and early January after suffering complications from treatment for a prostate surgery on December 22, having initially concealed his hospitalization from President Joe Biden and the rest of the government.

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