EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee won’t participate in public events on Monday following an unexpected medical procedure over the weekend, his office announced Sunday.
“This weekend, the governor underwent a minor, unscheduled routine medical procedure to address an issue with his urinary tract,” McKee spokesperson Andrea Palagi said in a statement. “The procedure was a success and there will be no long-term impacts.”
“The governor is feeling very good and will be maintaining his public schedule for Tuesday as previously announced,” Palagi said.
No further details were provided. McKee turned 71 in June.
The Democratic governor is scheduled to face off against his Republican challenger, Ashley Kalus, in their first televised debate on Tuesday live at 7 p.m. on WPRI 12.
Ted Nesi contributed to this report.