(AP) – Lt. Gov.-elect Mike Parson says he is recovering after
undergoing heart surgery. He says he will be ready to take office on
Inauguration Day next week.
Parson released a statement Monday disclosing the surgery. He said the heart
problem was discovered during a routine medical checkup.
James Harris, an adviser to Parson’s transition team, said doctors discovered
some blockage in Parson’s heart and he underwent surgery Christmas Eve at a
Springfield hospital. Parson declined to say which hospital treated Parson.
Parson, a cattle rancher and former sheriff, said in his statement that he is
well and resting at his home in Bolivar. He thanked the medical team and his
family and friends and said he is looking forward to the inauguration ceremony
on Jan. 9.
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