Melania Trump has broken her 20 day silence amid concerns for her health

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Melania Trump never fails to make viral news - and this month seems to be no exception.

Firstly, there were the photos of the First Lady living her best life with Barack Obama that went viral earlier this month, then the ginormous hat that she wore to meet French President and First Lady, Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron, which some saw as a not-so-subtle cry for help.

Two weeks ago, the First Lady caused viral news once more, but for a different reason, as it was announced that she had unexpectedly been admitted to hospital.

The White House confirmed the news, announcing that the 48-year-old had been taken to hospital to undergo surgery for a benign kidney condition.

We weren't expecting to see the First Lady for a while, with Melania resting at the medical centre in Maryland for the remainder of the week. But it has now been 20 days since she has appeared in public,

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Today however she broke her 20-day silence, tweeting out to address speculation about her health.

'I see the media is working overtime speculating where I am & what I'm doing,' she tweeted. 'Rest assured, I'm here at the White House with my family, feeling great, & working hard on behalf of children & the American people!'

Melania underwent an embolisation procedure at the Walter Reed National Military Center, with her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, explaining earlier this month that the surgery had gone successfully with no complications.

'The first lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere,' announced Grisham.

Melania's husband Donald Trump also announced a statement, taking to his Twitter to give an update on his wife's condition.

'Heading over to Walter Reed Medical Center to see our great First Lady, Melania,' he tweeted. 'Successful procedure, she is in good spirits. Thank you to all of the well-wishers!'

Well, that's cleared that up.

Jenny Proudfoot
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