TUPELO – U.S. Congressman Alan Nunnelee has checked into a Texas hospital in anticipation of undergoing brain surgery on Monday, according to a statement from his office.
Nunnelee and his wife, Tori, arrived at MD Anderson in Houston, Texas, on Wednesday.
Tests there confirmed that the small intracranial mass on the right side of his brain is isolated.
“I have been blessed throughout this process to not only have a great team of doctors, but also your prayers and support,” Nunnelee said. “I am grateful for your continued prayers, thoughts and well-wishes for a speedy recovery.”
The Tupelo Republican is in his second term representing Mississippi’s First Congressional District. He serves on the House Appropriations and House Budget Committees.
Nunnelee was admitted to a Washington, D.C., hospital after experiencing nausea and fatigue on May 7. During an MRI scan, doctors found a “small abnormality” on the right side of his brain. Doctors determined it to be a small intracranial mass that appeared to be “an isolated problem that can be remedied through surgery.”
He was released on May 9.
“As your elected representative, it is my responsibility to keep you apprised of my medical situation, and we will continue to keep you updated,” Nunnelee said. “During recovery, my team will be keeping me informed of constituent needs and legislative matters. Please continue to let us know if our office can be of assistance.”