Mark Kirk hospitalized for gallbladder surgery
December 9, 2013 12:59PM
Sen. Mark Kirk
Updated: December 9, 2013 1:09PM
WASHINGTON–Sen. Mark Kirk R-Ill. underwent surgery Monday to remove his gall bladder, his office said in a statement issued on Monday.
Kirk, who is recovering from a stroke that left him absent from the Senate for almost an entire year, returned to the Senate last January.
The statement from his office said,”Saturday morning Senator Mark Kirk went to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital with stomach pains. Doctors determined that, due to the fact that he had gall stones, his gall bladder needed to be removed. This morning Senator Kirk underwent a successful surgery to have his gall bladder removed and is resting comfortably. His doctor expects a quick recovery.”