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US First Lady Melania Hospitalised after Kidney Surgery


Meriam H. Helal

Wed, 16 May 2018 14:12 GMT

The White House announced on Monday afternoon that First Lady Melania Trump underwent “successful" kidney surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Melania, 48, underwent an "embolisation" procedure. The White House has not offered any additional information about the First Lady's condition, citing her privacy.

President Trump visited her on Monday evening and tweeted that the procedure was "successful" and that his wife was in "good spirits."

On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted that Melania will come home from the hospital in a few days, after receiving further medical care this week.

“Our great First Lady is doing really well. Will be leaving the hospital in 2 or 3 days. Thank you for so much love and support!" Trump tweeted.

The Slovenia-born former model married Trump in 2005. They have a 12-year-old son, Barron. Mrs. Trump, who has been gradually raising her profile as First Lady, recently hosted a state dinner — her first — for the President of France and launched a public awareness campaign called "Be Best" to help teach kindness to children. The President looked on from the Rose Garden as she announced the initiative.

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