Melania Trump undergoes kidney surgery

US First Lady Melania Trump has undergone surgery for what the White House described as a benign kidney condition.

“The procedure was successful and there were no complications,” the White House said in a statement. “Mrs. Trump is at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and will likely remain there for the duration of the week. The first lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere.”

Mrs Trump, 48, is expected to spend the rest of the week recovering at the medical center. Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump tweeted that he was on his way to visit her.