Beau Biden heading home after 'successful procedure'

4:20 PM, Aug 21, 2013   |    comments
Vice President Biden and son Beau Biden (Photo: Charles Dharapak, AP)
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(USA TODAY) -- Vice President Biden said Wednesday his son, Beau, "underwent a successful procedure" on Tuesday at a Texas hospital and will head home soon to Delaware.

"He is in great shape and is going to be discharged tomorrow and heading home to Delaware," said the vice president and his wife, Jill, in a statement released by the White House.

Beau Biden, Delaware's attorney general, will be "following up with his local physicians in the coming weeks," the statement said.

Earlier in the day, the vice president canceled a fundraising appearance he was scheduled to make on Thursday on behalf of New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan in Maine so he could stay with his son at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, a renowned Houston hospital.

The elder Biden is still scheduled to appear with President Obama at an education event Friday in Scranton, Pa., where the vice president was born.

From the Wilmington News Journal:

"Beau Biden, Delaware's attorney general, is being evaluated at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

"Doctors are trying to determine the cause of an episode of disorientation and weakness that he experienced while on vacation with his family last week, according to the White House."

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