Congressman Don Bacon undergoes emergency appendectomy

Nebraska Congressman Don Bacon is describing an emergency surgery as a "home run."
Published: Sep. 29, 2022 at 10:12 AM CDT
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WOWT) - Congressman Don Bacon was taken to Walter Reed Hospital late Wednesday night and was treated for appendicitis.

According to a news release from his press office in Washington, D.C., Nebraska’s 2nd District Congressman went to the hospital because he was experiencing “intense abdominal pain.”

Bacon described the emergency surgery as a “home run,” the release states.

A spokeswoman confirmed he was released from the hospital Thursday afternoon.

“I want to thank the medical team at Walter Reed Hospital for the efficient and swift care they provided not only to me, but those they serve daily. I’m looking forward to a full recovery and quickly returning to work.”

Statement from Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb.

His political opponent, Democrat Tony Vargas, wished him a “speedy recovery” on Twitter, saying he was “sending prayers” and was “glad to hear the surgery was a success.”

Bacon’s account “liked” the tweet.