RALEIGH, NC — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has been recovering from recent outpatient knee surgery, which was performed during what is usually a low ebb for public engagements for the chief executive.
Cooper had partial knee replacement surgery over the holidays, said Jordan Monaghan, a spokesman for the governor. The governor’s office has not released a specific date for the procedure, but Monaghan said Thursday that the second-term governor is “feeling great.”
Cooper, 65, has been running the governor’s affairs largely out of the public eye until 2023. Last week, he met personally with Duke Energy executives about the Christmas Eve power outage.
Cooper hosted lawmakers at the executive mansion Wednesday on the first day of the General Assembly session, Monaghan said. And he will make his first official public appearance of the year on Friday when he attends the annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration for public employees in Raleigh.
In 2019, Cooper underwent back surgery that required a brief hospitalization. And he tested positive for COVID-19 last June.
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After surgery and rest, Cooper is back on the public stage
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