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Novak Diagnosed With Brain Tumor

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jul 28, 2008 8:22PM

2008_07_28_novak.jpgSun-Times columnist Robert Novak was diagnosed over the weekend with a brain tumor. Novak was with his wife in Cape Cod, Massachusetts on Sunday visiting his daughter when he fell ill. He was taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital where the diagnosis was made. Novak issued the following statement following the diagnosis:

On Sunday, July 27, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. I have been admitted to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where doctors will soon begin appropriate treatment. I will be suspending my journalistic work for an indefinite but, God willing, not too lengthy period.
Novak, who has been in the news before for controversy, made headlines last week when he struck a pedestrian with his car and continued driving. Doctors say it's too early to tell whether or not the tumor had anything to do with the incident. [Trib, S-T]