Sen. Rand Paul has part of lung removed following 2017 attack

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WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 23: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee meeting April 23, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee has approved to the nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the next Secretary of State. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Senator Rand Paul had part of his lung removed over the weekend at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the Kentucky representative revealed Monday on social media.

Paul tweeted that he will have to limit his activities this month because “part of my lung damaged by the 2017 assault had to be removed by surgery this weekend.”

The Republican senator suffered multiple broken ribs and contracted pneumonia after being tackled in his yard by his neighbor in 2017.

Senator Paul added that he should be able to return to the Senate in September.

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