Officials: Murphy's surgery to remove tumor 'successful'

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy ( Photo by Edwin J. Torres/Governor’s Office )

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy underwent surgery on Wednesday to remove what he has said is probably a cancerous tumor on his kidney.

Murphy had the surgery in New York. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver will serve as acting governor “until further notice,” Murphy’s office said in a statement.

Murphy revealed that he had the tumor last month. Murphy, a Democrat, said in his recent budget address that he was overwhelmed and thankful for an outpouring of encouragement since news of the tumor became public.


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“Earlier today, Governor Murphy underwent a successful surgery to remove a tumor on his kidney," Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver said in a statement Wednesday. "He is currently resting at a hospital in New York City.”

Murphy told NJ Advance Media that he doesn’t anticipate needing chemotherapy or radiation.

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