Beau Biden Hospitalized With Mystery Malady — This Is His Third Health Issue Since 2010

Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, former Delaware Attorney General, and gubernatorial candidate in the state next year, is undergoing treatment for an undisclosed malady.

He was hospitalized Tuesday and is said to be undergoing treatment at Walter Reid Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

This isn’t the first time Biden has suffered a health concern, and the White House is usually tight-lipped about the details. According to the Delaware News Journal, the administration has offered no explanation this time either.

In 2010, Beau, now 46, had what was described as a “mild stroke.” And in 2013, he had surgery on his brain to remove a small lesion, the New York Daily News added. He was treated at a cancer center after complaining that he felt “weak and disoriented” during a family vacation, the Wall Street Journal reported.

After that last procedure, Biden hasn’t been in the spotlight very much.

And it seems he was just preparing to re-enter the public eye. The news of his latest health issue comes just as Beau announced that he intends to run for governor of Delaware next year; he stepped down as attorney general last year after two terms to do so.

His former chief of staff, Timothy Mullaney, said these plans were still forging ahead prior to this mysterious hospitalization.

“Last time we talked he was fine, there was nothing that was going to stop him from running.”

Since Beau’s hospitalization, his father has kept to his busy schedule, attending meetings at the White House. He hasn’t appeared at any public event since Sunday, however.

In addition to his bid for governor, Biden has also put his law degree to use, announcing three weeks ago that he’s joined law firm Grant & Eisenhofer. The firm assists whistleblowers, the Associated Press added.

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