Rough weekend for Kentucky senators.
The Louisville Courier-Journal reports:
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he’ll be sidelined from the Senate until September after undergoing lung surgery over the weekend. Part of Paul’s lung was damaged when he was assaulted by his neighbor in November 2017, the senator said Monday morning in a Twitter post.
He underwent an operation over the weekend at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, to have the damaged part removed. Paul thanked the hospital’s doctors, nurses and staff in his statement.
Paul went to Canada to undergo hernia surgery related to the assault in January 2019, saying at the time that he chose the Canadian facility over a similar medical center in Oklahoma because the hospital north of the border specialized in the hernia surgery and had a good price.
Unfortunately, I will have to limit my August activities. Part of my lung damaged by the 2017 assault had to be removed by surgery this weekend. The doctors, nurses, & staff at Vanderbilt University Medical Center were great. I should be able to return to the Senate in September
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 5, 2019
Mitch McConnell suffered a fractured shoulder from a fall outside his home in Louisville, briefly hospitalizing him, his office said in a statement. https://t.co/QNJOTXySNZ
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 4, 2019