Peter Mandelson in hospital for routine op

Friday August 21, 2009

UK Business Secretary and senior member of Gordon Brown's government Peter Mandelson   was admitted to hospital on Friday for a routine operation on his prostate.

The 55-year-old is expected to stay overnight in St Mary’s Hospital in London. The operation had been long-planned and was for a benign condition, says a statement from his office.

It’s the second time in less than a year that the politician has been admitted to the hospital.

In October, just after Mr Brown brought him back into the government following his time as European Union trade commissioner, he was rushed to St Mary’s for a kidney-stone operation.

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