US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, who is 70 years old, was taken to Walter Reed hospital for evaluation after experiencing symptoms consistent with bladder problems. According to a Pentagon press release, the Secretary of Defense was admitted to the hospital at approximately 2:20 p.m. local time on January 15. This comes after Lloyd Austin was released from the hospital on January 15 after treatment for prostate cancer, which was diagnosed at an early stage.
Despite being in the hospital, Lloyd Austin continues to perform his duties and has access to all open and secret communication channels. The Pentagon press service stated that he reported his symptoms to his Deputy Kathleen Hicks and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces, General Charles Brown, as well as the White House and Congress.
Lloyd Austin has been heading the Pentagon since January 2021. In early December, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and underwent a prostatectomy on December 22. On January 1, he experienced complications that led to readmission to the hospital. Despite this setback, Lloyd Austin remains committed to serving his country and carrying out his duties as Secretary of Defense with dedication and professionalism.