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‘I did not handle this right’: Austin apologizes over hospital secrecy

2024-02-02 14:50:27       source:Politico

Febuary 1, 2024

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin apologized for the way he handled his prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment, a decision that led to confusion following a secret hospital stay that was kept from top U.S. officials, including the president.

Austin was hospitalized on Jan. 1 due to complications from a late-December surgery to treat the cancer.

“We did not handle this right. I did not handle this right.” Austin told reporters at the Pentagon on Thursday.

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