Article from The Hill by John Bowden.

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R) released an update on his medical condition Wednesday via Twitter, writing that a new x-ray found six broken ribs and a buildup of fluid around his lungs.

Paul has been in the hospital since Saturday when he was assaulted by a neighbor. The suspect, 59-year-old Rene Boucher of Bowling Green, was arrested after he allegedly attacked the Kentucky senator while Paul was mowing his lawn.

“I appreciate all of the support from everyone. A medical update: final report indicates six broken ribs & new X-ray shows a pleural effusion,” Paul tweeted Wednesday.

The dispute between Paul and his neighbor, who is a Democrat, allegedly arose over yard care and not Paul’s politics, according to neighbors who spoke to The New York Times.

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