ST. PAUL – Minnesota Governor said he suffered lung damage while recovering from surgery behind him and retaining him at the Mayo Clinic for more than a month.
.gov. Mark Dayton underwent two spinal fusion operations last month to improve his leg strength and was expected to be released from the hospital within a few days. His office gave no formal update about his status until this week when a Dayton spokesman confirmed that he was in the hospital for what was described as “physical therapy”.
The 71-year-old governor said in a statement that Thursday’s post-surgical complications had damaged his lungs and gave no other details. Dayton said he had stayed at the Mayo Clinic to treat his lungs on his doctor’s recommendation. He said he expected to be released “in the next few days.”
The Democratic Governor has not seen publicly since its first operation, conducted on October 12th. His office did not respond immediately to questions seeking more details about his health.
Dayton’s two employment conditions have been characterized by recurring health problems. He had already undergone three similar back surgery and a separate procedure for repairing a torn hip muscles.
Last year, Dayton revealed that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer one day after collapsing under his state of affairs. Dayton had surgery and is now in remission.
Dayton did not search a third term. He leaves the office January 8th.