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US First Lady Melania Trump Undergoes ‘successful’ Kidney Surgery

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Susan Walsh/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9664909d) First lady Melania Trump speaks on her initiatives during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House, in Washington. The first lady gave her multipronged effort to promote the well-being of children a minimalist new motto: "BE BEST." The first lady formally launched her long-awaited initiative after more than a year of reading to children, learning about babies born addicted to drugs and hosting a White House conversation on cyberbullying Melania Trump, Washington, USA - 07 May 2018

Melania Trump, US first lady, has undergone a successful kidney surgery, the White House announced in a statement.

According to the White House, the surgery took place on Monday.

Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s communications director, said in the statement that Trump would remain hospitalised through the week at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre, in Maryland.

The statement said the 48-year-old Melania “underwent an embolisation procedure to treat a benign kidney condition”.

“This morning, first lady Melania Trump underwent an embolisation procedure to treat a benign kidney condition. The procedure was successful, and there were no complications,” Grisham said.

“Mrs Trump is at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre 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.”

According to the statement, President Donald Trump remained in the White House during the first lady’s surgery.

“The president is expected to visit his wife at the hospital later on Monday,” the statement read.

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