August 10th, 2010
02:49 PM ET
4 years ago

Sen. Tim Johnson recovering after surgery

Sen. Tim Johnson is recovering from gallbladder surgery, his office announced Tuesday.
Sen. Tim Johnson is recovering from gallbladder surgery, his office announced Tuesday.

(CNN) - South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson is recovering from gallbladder surgery on Tuesday, his office said in a statement.

"The surgery went exceedingly well," Johnson's doctor, Dr. Donald J. Wingert, said in a statement. "…The Senator is resting comfortably. All of our findings point to the gallbladder as the primary problem, but it is still possible that he is having some lingering effects from the antibiotic drug reaction."

The 63-year-old Democrat was admitted to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Sunday after what his office said was a negative reaction to medication.


"Tim is in good hands and in good spirits. We want to thank everyone for their prayers and support," Johnson's wife, Barb Johnson, said.

Johnson was first elected to the Senate in 1996 and easily won re-election to a third term in 2008.

–CNN Senior Political Editor Mark Preston contributed to this report


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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. gt

    poor man needs to retire

    August 10, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  2. I work for my money, not a democant

    i hope this pos is using the goverment health care he voted for.

    August 10, 2010 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  3. fiscal responsibility

    Hope Tim recovers.

    He should probably retire and let someone that hasn't been screwing up the economy give it a shot.

    August 10, 2010 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  4. ed fl

    Hopefully he did not let any of theGOP doctors [QUACKS] Treat him. They could not make a living in their profession and had to depend on a 175,000.00 government salary and free Medical to survive and say NO NO to legit Americans needs. This country has seen some pretty slimey folks in government but these quacks and their hippocratic Oath are the lowest of the low.

    August 10, 2010 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |