Melania hospitalised – but where was Trump?

Allison Yee
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

It’s the shock hospitalisation that’s made headlines around the world after it was confirmed Melania Trump is now recovering after undergoing surgery for a kidney condition.

The first lady underwent the surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, with her spokesperson revealing the procedure went well.

Melania is now recovering in hospital after surgery on her kidneys. Photo: Getty

“This morning, first lady Melania Trump underwent an embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney condition,” Melania’s communications director Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.

“Mrs. Trump is at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and will likely remain there for the duration of the week.”

While most would have expected Melania’s husband Donald Trump to be by her side, reports claim the POTUS remained at the White House during her surgery.

The POTUS was seen earlier today boarding Marine One to visit his wife. Photo: Getty

The President later tweeted as he flew on Marine One to visit his wife.

However while the Twitterverse was flooded with messages of support and love for the first lady, others didn’t hold back as they questioned why the POTUS had left his run to the hospital so late.

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