US Rep. Debbie Dingell undergoes surgery for ulcer

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, underwent emergency surgery on Friday for a perforated ulcer and is expected to be hospitalized for several days while she recovers.

“The procedure was successful and she is recovering well,” her spokesperson, Mackenzie Smith, said in a statement sent out Friday night. Dingell, 67, also underwent jaw surgery earlier this year.

The surgery was performed at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and Dingell is expected to recover for five to seven days. In a message to the Free Press, she said she started to have a stomachache on Thursday that got worse on Friday.

Debbie Dingell, U.S. Representative for Michigans 12th district, speaks at a groundbreaking for the Joe Louis Greenway on Monday, May 17, 2021, in Detroit.

The always-energetic congresswoman seemed in good spirits, however. “I may actually have to give up junk food and Diet Coke,” she said.

A well-known politician in Michigan and Washington and a regular guest on news shows, Dingell is coming off a week in which she greeted President Joe Biden at Detroit Metro Airport and went with him as he toured Ford’s electric vehicle facility in her district on Tuesday. Dingell, who won the seat previously held by her late husband, U.S. Rep. John Dingell, in 2014, serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and is a co-chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee. 

Source: USA Today – Breaking News

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