Pence undergoes outpatient surgery to repair hernia

(WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has completed outpatient surgery to repair a hernia.

The governor’s office says Pence underwent the surgery Friday morning at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. The 56-year-old Pence has been released from the hospital and is recovering at the governor’s residence.

The governor’s executive authority was temporarily transferred to Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann while Pence was under anesthesia.

Pence’s spokeswoman Kara Brooks says the governor doesn’t know how he developed the hernia. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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