In the middle of May, the news was released that First Lady Melania Trump had to undergo kidney surgery. The 48-year-old was hospitalized for several days after the surgery and remained out of the public eye for a few weeks while recovering. During that time, the mainstream media managed to think of several harmful rumors surrounding Melania’s whereabouts.
President Trump spoke out on social media attempting to dispel those rumors, though they continued to circulate. On May 16, First Lady Melania released her first statement after the surgery. Two weeks later, she had to address the rumors herself.
Last week, the First Lady made her first public appearance since the surgery. She hosted a private White House event for Gold Star families.
Now, the First Lady has made another appearance, this time at Ford’s Theatre. Leading up to the event, FLOTUS released a statement about it.
The statement reads, “First Lady Melania Trump attended Ford’s Theatre this evening as Honorary Chair of tonight’s annual gala in tribute to former President Abraham Lincoln.”
“The First Lady delivered remarks at the end of the night’s performances thanking Ford’s Theatre and the performers for a wonderful evening. She also congratulated the recipients of this year’s Lincoln Medal awards, given to people who have exemplified the legacy of President Lincoln through their achievements and bodies of work.”
“‘I was honored to be a part of such a special evening,’ said First Lady Melania Trump. ’Tonight reminds all of us about the power the arts have in cultivating the American voice. Thank you to Ford’s Theatre Society for tonight, and your continued dedication to education and leadership in the arts- the impact they have on society is invaluable and something we will continue to cherish throughout time.’”
After the event, FLOTUS posted on her social media account about the event as well.
Not only were guests commenting on the First Lady’s kind words, they also noticed her sparkling gown! As usual, Melania’s timeless fashion sense was evident and her silver, navy, and white sparkly ensemble proved that yet again!
What do you think about First Lady Melania's statement and beautiful gown?! Let us know! In other recent news, Harry and Meghan just made an exciting announcement about their future royal plans! Congrats to the couple!