US Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, has been transferred to critical care unit at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Sunday night after being transported to the hospital earlier in the day.
According to a statement by Department of Defense, Austin was transported to the hospital by his security detail on Sunday for symptoms suggesting an emergent bladder issue.
The statement added that, following a series of tests and evaluations, Austin was admitted into the critical care unit Sunday night for supportive care and close monitoring.
“At this time, it is not clear how long Secretary Austin will remain hospitalized.
“The current bladder issue is not expected to change his anticipated full recovery. His cancer prognosis remains excellent. Updates on the Secretary’s condition will be provided as soon as possible,” the statement added.