Boozman to undergo surgery next week

JONESBORO, Ark. – An Arkansas United States Senator will go under the knife next week, a release said.

U.S. Senator John Boozman announced Thursday he will have surgery Tuesday at a Washington, D.C. area hospital, as a follow-up to a heart surgery he had in 2014. 

“As many of you may remember, I had surgery in 2014 to repair a tear in my aorta,” Boozman said. “About 30 percent of the time after this type of procedure, additional surgery is required. My doctors have been monitoring me since the surgery. After consulting with my doctors, I have elected to go ahead and have this done during the August recess so I will be ready to go when the Senate comes back into session in September.”

Boozman said he and his wife, Cathy, all prayers, kind words and well wishes.

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