First lady returns to White House after kidney procedure

First lady returns to White House after kidney procedure
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First lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpMelania Trump breaks ground on new White House tennis pavilion Overnight Health Care — Presented by Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing — Buttigieg unveils aggressive plan to lower drug prices | Supreme Court abortion case poses major test for Trump picks | Trump takes heat from right over vaping crackdown Kroger to stop sales of e-cigarettes at stores MORE returned to the White House on Saturday following several days in the hospital after a kidney procedure, her office announced.

The first lady was released from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., five days after a procedure to treat a benign kidney condition.

“She is resting comfortably and remains in high spirits,” the White House said in a statement. “Our office has received thousands of calls and emails wishing Mrs. Trump well, and we thank everyone who has taken the time to reach out.”

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Trump had visited the first lady several days this week at the hospital, which is located just outside Washington.

The president tweeted on Tuesday that the first lady was “doing really well” and would be leaving the hospital soon.

Her office has described the procedure as a success, with the first lady tweeting Wednesday that she was “feeling great.”

Updated: 2:39 p.m.