A one-time aide to former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott said Thursday that the Mississippi Republican has suffered a ruptured appendix.
The former aide, Lee Youngblood, told The Associated Press that he has been in touch with Lott’s family. Youngblood said the 71-year-old Lott underwent surgery and is expected to recover.
“He did have a ruptured appendix,” Youngblood said. “That’s bad, but it’s not life-threatening by any means.”
In Jackson, Baptist Medical Center spokesman Robby Channell said Lott was in fair condition Thursday night.