Rand Paul to 'limit' August activities due to health

Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulZoom, grocery delivery, self-isolation: How lawmakers are surviving coronavirus Rand Paul volunteering at hospital after negative coronavirus test Georgia governor says he didn't know asymptomatic people could spread coronavirus MORE (R-Ky.) said Monday he will be limiting his August activities after recovering from a partial lung removal surgery he said he needed due to damages relating to a November 2017 attack by his neighbor. 

"Unfortunately, I will have to limit my August activities. Part of my lung damaged by the 2017 assault had to be removed by surgery this weekend. The doctors, nurses, & staff at Vanderbilt University Medical Center were great. I should be able to return to the Senate in September," Paul tweeted Monday.

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Paul was assaulted at his home in Bowling Green in 2017 by his neighbor after a conflict over yard work. The neighbor, Rene Boucher, reportedly charged and tackled Paul after becoming upset over the senator stacking brush on his own lawn — but near Boucher's.

The attack broke several of Paul's ribs, and in January Paul was awarded more than $500,000 in damages stemming from the attack.

Kentucky's other senator, Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell to try to pass small business funds Thursday, warns against holding it 'hostage' Overnight Health Care: Trump steps up attack on WHO | Fauci says deaths could be lower than first projected | House panel warns federal stockpile of medical supplies depleted | Mnuchin, Schumer in talks over relief deal House Republicans, key administration officials push for additional funding for coronavirus small business loans MORE, is also recovering at home after fracturing his shoulder. 

McConnell spokesperson David Popp said Sunday the senator injured himself tripping on his patio and is working from home after being treated.