Biden's son to return home after undisclosed medical procedure

Vice President Biden said his son underwent a “successful” yet undisclosed procedure at a top cancer center in Texas and will return home Thursday.

According to reports, Beau Biden, Delaware’s attorney general, checked into the University of Texas Anderson Cancer Center this week after an earlier hospital evaluation last week due to disorientation and weakness. 

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“Yesterday our son Beau underwent a successful procedure,” the vice president and his wife said in a statement. “He is in great shape and is going to be discharged tomorrow and heading home to Delaware. He will follow up with his local physicians in the coming weeks.”

The younger Biden said he was touched by the support and would share any updates when he had them in a tweet on Tuesday. 

The Delaware Department of Justice also said the younger Biden was being briefed on state matters and would resume work upon return. 

Earlier in the week, the vice president traveled to Houston to be with his son. The vice president canceled a number of events scheduled for Thursday, according to reports, including a Democratic National Committee fundraiser and another for New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan (D). 

The vice president is still scheduled to join President Obama in Scranton, Pa., for a rally on college affordability, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday.