Melania Trump to remain in hospital for several days following successful kidney procedure, White House says

First Lady underwent successful treatment for what was described as a benign condition

Jeremy B. White
San Francisco
Tuesday 15 May 2018 01:06 BST
Donald Trump kisses his wife first lady Melania Trump
Donald Trump kisses his wife first lady Melania Trump (Reuters)

First Lady Melania Trump has undergone a successful kidney procedure and is recovering in hospital

The White House said Ms Trump underwent an “embolisation procedure” for a benign kidney condition.

She emerged without complications and will remain in a Washington-area medical centre 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,” the White House said in a statement.

Donald Trump said as he was en route to visit her that Ms Trump was “in good spirits”.

The 48-year-old wife of the president had in recent weeks unveiled an anti-bullying initiative she planned to make a focus of her tenure.

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The “Be Best” campaign seeks to, among other things, help young people navigate their online lives without enduring abuse.

Days before the medical procedure, she joined Mr Trump for a White House event honouring military mothers and spouses.

“She has become a very, very popular First Lady,” Mr Trump noted after his wife made remarks.

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