Il US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was hospitalized in the intensive care unit del Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Virginia “for a bladder problem”. She has transferred duties to her deputy Kathleen Hicks. The Pentagon announced this, adding that it is not yet clear how long she will remain in hospital.
Doctors diagnosed the defense minister with prostate cancer last December and he underwent surgery. Austin’s secret hospitalization, initially kept hidden even from President Joe Biden, had raised several controversies in the US. Austin was then hospitalized again on January 1 due to complications.