According to the office of Alabama 5th District U.S. Congressman Mo Brooks , the congressman is recovering after his prostatectomy on Friday.
Last Wednesday, Brooks announced he has “high-risk” prostate cancer in an emotional speech on the floor of the House Wednesday morning.
According to Brooks’ family, the procedure went well. Results from full pathology tests will be available in the coming weeks, but preliminary lab tests came back clear, indicating that all cancer was removed with the prostate.
“Please remember to keep Rep. Mo Brooks in your thoughts and prayers as he undergoes surgery today. Also his wife Martha and their children,” posted Lt. Governor candidate Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh on Facebook Friday ahead of his surgery.
Brooks’ colleague, Alabama 6th District U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer later posted, “Glad to hear my friend Congressman Mo Brooks’ surgery went well. Ann and I send him prayers and well wishes for a speedy recovery!”
Brooks is currently scheduled to return home on Saturday to recuperate. He and his wife are very grateful for all of the texts, calls, prayers, and well wishes.