Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has been hospitalized once more, so he has transferred his responsibilities to his deputy.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Hospitalized for Health Setback

On Sunday afternoon, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after experiencing symptoms of what his office described as an “emergent bladder issue.” This unexpected health setback has raised concerns about the well-being of the 67-year-old retired four-star Army general.

According to a statement from the Pentagon, Austin was admitted to the hospital for further evaluation and treatment. The statement also mentioned that he is expected to make a full recovery and resume his duties as Defense Secretary soon.

Austin, who was confirmed as the first Black Defense Secretary in January, has been leading the Department of Defense during a critical time. He has been actively involved in the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and the ongoing efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

The news of Austin’s hospitalization has sparked an outpouring of support and well-wishes from colleagues and government officials. President Joe Biden, who has a close relationship with Austin, has been in touch with him and wished him a speedy recovery.

Austin’s health setback also serves as a reminder of the physical demands of high-stress government positions. As the head of the Department of Defense, Austin is responsible for overseeing the military’s operations and ensuring national security. This role requires a significant amount of physical and mental stamina, and it is crucial for Austin to prioritize his health and well-being.

As of now, there is no further information on the specifics of Austin’s condition or how long he will  

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