Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in December, was hospitalized again Sunday following symptoms pointing to an “emergent bladder issue,” the Pentagon said.
Austin was diagnosed with prostate cancer in December and continues to deal with complications from his treatment.
At about 2:20 p.m. Sunday, he was transported by his security detail to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center "to be seen for symptoms suggesting an emergent bladder issue," Pentagon Press Secretary Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder said in a statement.
While Austin initially intended to retain the "functions and duties of his office,” at about 5 p.m. Sunday he transferred those authorities to Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks. As of Sunday evening, he remained hospitalized, Ryder said.... Read More: WBAL TV