(Recasts with Treasury statement on overnight hospital stay)
WASHINGTON, March 25 U.S. Treasury Secretary
Jack Lew was running a mild fever and will stay in the hospital
overnight on Tuesday after treatment for a benign enlarged
prostate, a Treasury spokesperson said.
"After his successful outpatient procedure today, Secretary
Lew's doctor recommended he stay overnight for observation due
to a low-grade fever," Treasury spokeswoman Natalie Wyeth
Earnest said in a statement.
In an earlier statement, she said the surgical procedure had
gone well and that Lew expected to resume his normal work
schedule next week.
Lew, 58, was sworn in as Treasury secretary in February 2013
after serving as President Barack Obama's chief of staff.
(Reporting by Timothy Ahmann; Editing by Ken Wills)