Defense Department comes clean: Secretary Lloyd Austin had been treated for prostate cancer

Lloyd Austin, Secretary of Defense

After spending nine days in the hospital, three of them in the intensive care unit, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has revealed what “elective procedure” occurred in December that led to his readmission on Jan. 1: Surgery for prostate cancer that resulted in an infection.

As part of Secretary Austin’s routinely recommended health screening, he had regular prostate specific antigen surveillance, typical for a man of his age, officials said.

Changes in his laboratory evaluation in early December, 2023 identified prostate cancer, which required treatment, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center announced on Tuesday afternoon.

On Dec. 22, 2023, after consultation with his medical team, he was admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and underwent a “minimally invasive surgical procedure called a prostatectomy” to treat and cure prostate cancer. 

He was under general anesthesia during this procedure, but this was not revealed to either the president or the public from the Dec. 21 surgery until Jan. 9. Secretary Austin recovered uneventfully from his surgery and returned home the next morning, said Dr. John Maddox, Trauma medical director, and Dr. Gregory Chesnut, Center for Prostate Disease Research of the Murtha Cancer Center. 

“His prostate cancer was detected early, and his prognosis is excellent,” Maddox said. Austin went home to recover but developed intense pain and nausea.

On Jan. 1, Secretary Austin was admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center with complications from the December 22 procedure, including nausea with severe abdominal, hip, and leg pain. Initial evaluation revealed a urinary tract infection. On Jan. 2, the decision was made to transfer him to the ICU for close monitoring and a higher level of care. Further evaluation revealed abdominal fluid collections impairing the function of his small intestines. This resulted in the back up of his intestinal contents which was treated by placing a tube through his nose to drain his stomach. The abdominal fluid collections were drained by non-surgical drain placement.  He has progressed steadily throughout his stay. His infection has cleared. He continues to make progress and we anticipate a full recovery although this can be a slow process. During this stay, Secretary Austin never lost consciousness and never underwent general anesthesia,” Maddox said.

Austin has been the subject of criticism because he did not reveal to the president that he was in the ICU for three days. During that time, Deputy Secretary Kathleen Hicks assumed some of his authority, but she was not informed that Austin was in the ICU.

Austin and his staff did not notify the public or Congress of either hospitalization until Friday, which left the White House and the entire military command in the dark about his serious medical condition.

Also, when the news was finally released by the Defense Department that he had been hospitalized, it first said the procedure was “elective,” but the doctor in charge clearly said on Tuesday that it was “required.”

The timeline of the events, as they are known, are at this link:


  1. Wait a second, I thought a number of commenters said this was a vaccine injury? Could they give us more details of their private investigations?

  2. His little Covid jabs more likely contributed to his body’s quickening how much sooner he develop the prostate cancer. There a rumor going around we going to see even more deaths the coming years and probably because of Covid jabs peoples body will develop more sicknesses and diseases or they’ll just drop dead on the spot.

  3. I’m thankful the government went all control freak on trying to force people wear masks followed by getting the Covid jabs. Their controlling nature kept me from getting the Covid jabs. Cause if somebody has to force something on you for no good reason. Good chance it’s not good for you. See! I’m not that dumb to fall for getting the Covid jabs.

    • How do we know that Darth Covid is not in the beginning stages of “transgender” surgery?
      It would fit with the utter freak show that is the rest of the usurper China Joe PotatoHead regime.

  4. The Def Sec went under the knife, while two wars are being waged, and nobody knew.

    Why am I not surprised?

    OSC J. Kennedy USN Retired

  5. Austin should be FIRED, not allowed to resign.

    He was incapacitated, the WH resident was not informed, his second in command was unaware of the situation, and OUT OF THE COUNTRY!

    Who was actually in charge of DOD? Ops were being conducted in the Middle East. Everything this administration does is wrong and detrimental to the safety and well being of our nation.

  6. Probably had to screen to find the most woke doctors in the military to do the surgery . Our prayers are to Austin and his family .

  7. This is an ugly disease, and at this point we should pray for his health. For the record, I received no Covid shots and got the same thing as well. Cancer is on the rise in our country, maybe just because of the aging population. New treatment centers popping up everywhere. Sadly, a cancer patient will generally not be able carry a career during the long treatment process. No magic pill yet. Not even a short process, it’s forever.

  8. Bad at a few levels. Not telling boss. Delegating to deputy, who was out of country/on beach?!
    Deputy should have cancelled vacation…Hi, I’ve been delegated SOD’s authorities, but not really. I’m on the beach. Crazy stuff.

  9. I know a guy who works in the Pentagon. He told me two interesting things.

    1-The rank and file officers think Austin is an idiot.

    2-He understood why Austin didn’t feel the need to tell anyone. 4 stars and above think themselves above the rules mortals must follow

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