Pentagon leader hospitalized again a month after previous discharge

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was readmitted to the hospital with suspected bladder problems, as announced by Pentagon press secretary Patrick Ryder. The Secretary of Defense was taken to Walter Reed for evaluation at approximately 2:20 p.m. local time due to symptoms consistent with bladder problems. Despite being in the hospital, Lloyd Austin continues to perform his duties and has access to all open and secret communication channels.

This hospitalization comes after Lloyd Austin was released from the hospital on January 15 after treatment for prostate cancer, which was diagnosed at an early stage. The Pentagon press service reported that the Secretary of Defense did not require any additional treatment.

Lloyd Austin, who is 70 years old, has headed 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.

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