Sen. Katie Britt (R-AL) reportedly revealed in a statement on Monday that she was sent to the hospital over the weekend after rapidly developing facial numbness.
According to Britt, a nerve in her face swelled due to “a post-viral infection,” which was the likely reason of the facial numbness.
Britt stated that after receiving a second medical opinion, the diagnosis was confirmed, and she will now get outpatient care.
“While with my family in Montgomery this past weekend, I experienced a sudden onset of numbness in my face. I was admitted to Baptist Medical Center South for evaluation. Doctors determined that my symptoms were a result of swelling of a facial nerve, most likely caused by a post-viral infection.” Britt said in a statement.
“A specialist from AB has subsequently evaluated me on an outpatient basis and concurred with the prognosis and course of treatment. My condition is not life-threatening, and recovery could take several weeks. I am grateful for the medical professionals providing excellent care, and my family and I are deeply grateful for your prayers.” she continued.
According to the statement, Britt is presently recuperating at home.