Melania Trump's office requests 'personal privacy' as she recovers from surgery
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Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump steps up attacks on McCain White House announces spring garden tour dates Trump heard sermon on calling out hate speech at St. Patrick's day church service MORE “deserves personal privacy” following her kidney surgery and hospitalization, a spokeswoman for the first lady says.

“I am not going to expand beyond the statement I put out,” Stephanie Grisham, Trump’s communications director, told CNN in a Tuesday statement following an inquiry about the 48-year-old first lady’s hospital stay. 

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The cable network says it had asked why Trump’s stay at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center would be as long as a week after a routine procedure.

“The First Lady is in good spirits and she is resting. There are HIPAA laws to consider, but she also deserves personal privacy," Grisham told the network.

Trump “underwent an embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney condition” on Monday, a statement from her office revealed.

"The procedure was successful and there were no complications," the White House said. A statement also said the former model would likely remain hospitalized for the rest of the week.

Grisham had told ITK on Monday that Trump was “doing well.”

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump mocks wind power: 'When the wind doesn't blow, just turn off the television' Pentagon investigator probing whether acting chief boosted former employer Boeing Trump blasts McCain, bemoans not getting 'thank you' for funeral MORE, who visited his wife at the Bethesda, Md., military hospital on Monday, tweeted Tuesday morning that she was doing “really well.”