Kennedy Recovering From Surgery

Posted June 3, 2008 at 11:10am

One day after undergoing surgery for a malignant brain tumor, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass) is experiencing no difficulties from the medical procedure.

Kennedy’s office released a statement Tuesday saying that the Massachusetts lawmaker is recovering well from the three-and-a-half hour surgery that took place Monday at Duke University Medical Center.

“Senator Kennedy had a restful night’s sleep and is recuperating well from yesterday’s procedure,” the statement said. “He is experiencing no complications, and has been walking the hallways, spending time with family and actively keeping up with the news of the day.”

“He looks forward to returning home to Cape Cod soon, and is thankful for all the prayers and well wishes. The next update will occur when Senator Kennedy leaves Duke University Medical Center, which is expected in about a week.”

The Senator will now undergo targeted radiation and chemotherapy at Massachusetts General Hospital. It is unclear when he will return to Washington, D.C.