US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin in hospital for possible ’emergent bladder issue’

The Pentagon has announced US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin has been taken to hospital again due to “symptoms suggesting an emergent bladder issue”.

The Pentagon’s Press Secretary released a statement saying:

“Today, at approximately 2:20 pm, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III was transported by his security detail to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to be seen for symptoms suggesting an emergent bladder issue.

“The Deputy Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff have been notified. Additionally, White House and Congressional notifications have occurred.”

This comes after Mr Austin underwent a surgical procedure for prostate cancer in December but the White House was not told of his diagnosis at first.