Gov. Wilson Expected To Make Full Recovery
Gov. Pete Wilson’s doctor released a statement Wednesday giving the Republican presidential hopeful a clean bill of health.
Leslie Goodman, Wilson’s communications director, said the statement was meant to dispel a rumor that Wilson, who is recovering from throat surgery, may have cancer.
Wilson will make a complete recovery from his April 14 surgery to remove a benign node from his vocal chords, Dr. Gerald Berke said in the statement.
Berke said there is only mild inflammation of Wilson’s right vocal cord but he is recommending that Wilson refrain from speaking until the inflammation subsides.
Wilson’s budding presidential campaign has been hurt by his slow recovery from surgery, forcing him to delay his formal announcement several times. It is now set for mid-June or later.
The 61-year-old governor now speaks in a throaty rasp and has used surrogates to deliver speeches in recent weeks.
Wilson is not expected to speak Thursday when he signs an executive order to limit state affirmative action programs - one of the major announcements of his campaign.
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