US First Lady Melania Trump successfully underwent surgery to treat a kidney problem and will remain hospitalized for the rest of the week, her White House office said.
Melania, who turns 48 next month, was hospitalized this morning at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, a hospital outside of Washington to which presidents and first ladies have traditionally come to assess her health.
“The procedure was a success and there were no complications,” the first lady’s communications director, Stephanie Grisham, said in a brief statement.
The spokeswoman said that Melania is eager to recover in order to continue her work “in the name of the children”, because this month she launched a campaign called “Be Best” and seeks to promote a healthier life for children, as well how to combat Internet harassment and opioid abuse.
Melania Trump is the first lady who has to go through the operating room to undergo a serious operation since, in October 1987, one of her predecessors Nancy Reagan (1981-1989) had to undergo a mastectomy, since they had detected that she suffered from breast cancer.
President Donald Trump remained in the White House while his wife was operated, although he plans to visit her this afternoon, according to CNN.
In recent months the Trump marriage has publicly shown a lesser tune and that has fueled rumors of possible problems in the wake of the scandal of porn actress Stormy Daniels, who says she had an affair with the tycoon in 2006, when he was already married with Melania.