NC Rep. Greg Murphy to undergo surgery for skull tumor

Dr. Greg Murphy speaks speaks on the phone with President Donald Trump as he is announced the projected winner of North Carolina's Third Congressional District at the Hilton in Greenville, N.C. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (Molly Mathis/The Daily Reflector via AP)

RALEIGH — North Carolina Congressman Dr. Greg Murphy (R-NC-03) issued a statement Tuesday that he will be undergoing surgery to remove a tumor at the base of his skull.

“As a physician I have, for the last 30 years, taken care of thousands and thousands of patients. It is now my turn to be one. After a series of tests and scans, I have been diagnosed with a base of skull tumor called a pituitary macroadenoma,” Murphy wrote in a statement on the social media platform X.  “It is thought to be a benign tumor, however, given its size and location, and its subsequent ability to affect vital structures in the brain, I am scheduled to have it surgically removed.”

Murphy said he has the “utmost faith” in his doctors and surgeons to get him on the road to a full recovery.

“I am blessed to have the supportive love of my wife Wendy and our entire family, as well as my incredible staff, in addition to the wonderful, amazing, and patriotic constituents of North Carolina’s Third District,” wrote Murphy. “The prognosis is excellent, and I hope to be back to work full-time soon. I am, as are all things in the hands of God and am at absolute peace appreciate your thoughts and prayers and hope everyone understands our desire for privacy at this time.”

Murphy, 61, was elected to Congress in 2019 after a special election to replace Walter Jones, who passed away while in office. He is the only practicing physician in the U.S. House at this time.

In the upcoming November election, Murphy is expected to retain his seat against his opponent, Libertarian candidate Gheorghe Cormos.

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