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First Lady Melania Trump Hospitalized After Treatment For Kidney Condition

First lady Melania Trump announces her "Be Best" children's initiative on May 7.

Updated at 5:18 p.m. ET

First lady Melania Trump is expected to be hospitalized all week after undergoing a surgical procedure to treat a kidney condition.

Communications director Stephanie Grisham tells NPR the first lady is "is doing well." In a statement, she said Trump underwent an embolization procedure on Monday morning to treat a benign kidney condition. She said the procedure was successful and without complications.

The first lady is being hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., outside of Washington, D.C.

The president spoke with the first lady before the procedure and with a doctor at Walter Reed after the procedure, a White House official also told NPR.

Monday evening, the president posted on Twitter that he was heading over to the military medical facility to see the first lady. "She is in good spirits," the president also said, adding "Thank you to all of the well-wishers!"

In her statement, Grisham also said, "The First Lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere."

Last week, Trump unveiled her "Be Best" campaign focused on bullying, social media, opioid abuse and other challenges facing American children.

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