New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced on Saturday (February 22) that he has a tumor on his left kidney. The 62-year-old is set to undergo surgery to remove it in the coming weeks.
According to NJ.com, the tumor is “90 percent likely to be cancerous” and “doctors won’t know if it is renal cell carcinoma until after the surgery.” The doctors luckily caught it at an early stage while Murphy told the outlet he has “complete confidence” in them.
Murphy’s office revealed that the operation will take place in New York City and he will be hospitalized for two or three days. Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver will serve as acting governor during that time.
You can read Governor Murphy’s full statement below.