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Melania Trump Has Been Hospitalized After Treatment for a 'Benign Kidney Condition'

The first lady is expected to remain in the hospital for the rest of the week.

Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Delano Scott

First Lady Melania Trump was hospitalized Monday after she had a procedure for what was described by the White House as a "benign kidney condition."

In a statement, the White House said it expects the first lady to make a full recovery, though she will likely stay in the hospital for the rest of the week.

Read the full statement below:


This morning, First Lady Melania Trump underwent an embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney condition. The procedure was successful and there were no complications. Mrs. Trump is at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and will likely remain there for the duration of the week. The First Lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere.

CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins reported that President Donald Trump didn't go to the medical center earlier in the day to be with the first lady.

NBC reported that Trump spoke to his wife before the surgery and to her doctor after the surgery, according to a White House official. He will reportedly visit her later in the day.

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Cody Fenwick is a reporter and editor. Follow him on Twitter @codytfenwick.