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Steve Scalise to talk about his recovery on 60 Minutes

Rep. Steve Scalise is set to give his first interview since being shot in June at a Congressional baseball game practice. 

Scalise was shot in the hip while practicing with the Republican team in Alexandria, Virginia just after 7am on June 14. 

Since then, he has spent weeks in the hospital and undergone two surgeries. 

The House Majority Whip recently spoke with Norah O’Donnell of 60 Minutes from an inpatient rehabilitation center where he is recovering. 

That interview is set to air on Sunday at 7:30pm ET.  

An interview with Rep. Steve Scalise is set to air on 60 Minutes on Sunday 

According to 60 Minutes, Scalise, along with his wife Jennifer, will ‘recount the attack and how he survived the life-threatening gunshot wound’ in the interview. 

Scalise was the most seriously injured of the four who were shot by Bernie Sanders supporter James Hodgkinson at the practice this summer. 

Hodgkinson was shot dead by police who responded to the scene. Scalise was also the only member of Congress injured. 

Scalise was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, where he immediately underwent surgery for the gunshot wound on his hip. 

Scalise was shot in the hip while practicing with the Republican Congressional baseball team in June 

Scalise was shot in the hip while practicing with the Republican Congressional baseball team in June 

He spent weeks in the hospital and is now recovering in an inpatient rehabilitation program 

He spent weeks in the hospital and is now recovering in an inpatient rehabilitation program 

Scalise, the House Majority Whip, is a representative from Louisiana 

Scalise, the House Majority Whip, is a representative from Louisiana 

Doctors said that the bullet ‘traveled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs and causing severe bleeding’. 

Dr. Jack Sava of MedStar Washington Hospital Center said that ‘when he arrived, he was in critical condition with an imminent risk of death’. 

On June 21, the hospital released a statement saying that ‘Congressman Steve Scalise continues to make good progress. He is now listed in fair condition and is beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation’. 

But just two weeks later, Scalise was readmitted to the Intensive Care Unit for an infection related to the shooting. 

On July 13, it was reported that Scalise had undergone another surgery and that his condition had been updated. He was discharged from MedStar Washington on July 26, to continue his rehabilitation at an inpatient center.   

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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