U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) is reportedly in recovery after suffering facial numbness likely caused by post-viral infection.

In a Monday release, Britt revealed she had been admitted to a hospital over the weekend, just after returning home from Washington D.C. after the Senate recessed last week.

“While with my family in Montgomery this past weekend, I experienced a sudden onset of numbness in my face,” Britt said in a statement. “I was admitted to Baptist Medical Center South for evaluation. Doctors determined that my symptoms were a result of swelling of a facial nerve, most likely caused by a post-viral infection. A specialist from UAB has subsequently evaluated me on an outpatient basis and concurred with the prognosis and course of treatment."

Britt said her condition was not life-threatening, but it could take several weeks to recover.

“I am grateful for the medical professionals providing excellent care, and my family and I are deeply grateful for your prayers,” Britt concluded.

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