Political columnist Robert Novak, 77, says he has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and will be taking a leave of absence as he pursues treatment, The Chicago Sun-Times reports.
In a statement, Novak said, “On Sunday, July 27, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. I have been admitted to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where doctors will soon begin appropriate treatment. I will be suspending my journalistic work for an indefinite but, God willing, not too lengthy period.”
Last week, Novak struck and injured a pedestrian while driving his Corvette in Washington, D.C. Novak was issued a $50 citation.
A spokesman for Novak said it's "too early to tell" whether the accident was linked to his brain tumor.