Melania Trump hospitalized for ‘benign’ kidney condition

Melania Trump hospitalized for ‘benign’ kidney condition

President Donald Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, has been treated for what was described as a benign kidney condition, the first lady’s office said Monday. Zachary Goelman reports.
First lady Melania Trump is in hospital and is expected to remain there for the rest of the week.

Her office on Monday (May 14) said Ms. Trump underwent an embolization procedure at Walter Reed Military Medical Center to treat a kidney condition.

Her spokesperson said the procedure was successful and without complications, adding “the first lady looks toward a full recovery so she can work on behalf of children everywhere.”

CNN reports Melania Trump is the first first lady to undergo a serious medical procedure while living in the White House since Nancy Reagan had a mastectomy in October, 1987.

Ms. Trump had kept a low profile at the beginning of the Trump administration and did not move to the White House until her son, Barron, finished the 2017 school year.

But she recently began to assert more of a role, overseeing a state dinner honoring the visiting President of France in April.