Sen. Nelson Recovering from Surgery

U.S. Bill Nelson
Posted at 6:24 PM, Jul 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-13 18:24:00-04

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTXL)– U.S. Senator Bill Nelson is recovering from prostate surgery.

In a statement last week, Nelson announced he had prostate cancer. Doctors say his surgery Monday was a complete success. 

"Bill wants to thank all the people in Florida and elsewhere who sent prayers and well wishes," his wife Grace said after the operation. "The doctors, nurses and staff caring for him are all just great."

Recovery is expected to take at least a week.