President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his wife, Melania, will come home from the hospital in a few days, after receiving medical treatment this week for a kidney condition the White House said is noncancerous.
“Our great First Lady is doing really well. Will be leaving hospital in 2 or 3 days. Thank you for so much love and support!” Trump tweeted.
The first lady, 48, underwent an “embolization” procedure Monday morning at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington, her office announced. The president visited her Monday evening and tweeted that the procedure was “successful” and that his wife was in “good spirits.”
Mrs. Trump’s spokeswoman had said on Monday that the first lady was likely to remain hospitalized for the duration of the week.
The White House has not offered any additional information about the first lady’s condition, citing her privacy. Vice President Mike Pence, however, described the procedure as “long planned” when he opened a speech Monday night in Washington.
She was last seen in public on Wednesday at a White House event where she and the president honored military mothers and spouses for Mother’s Day. She later accompanied the president to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland to welcome home three Americans who had been detained in North Korea.