Robert Novak diagnosed with brain tumor.

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Conservative pundit Robert Novak was admitted yesterday to a Boston hospital where he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Novak said in a written statement:

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.

Novak, 77, made headlines last week when he was “cited by police after he hit a pedestrian with his black Corvette in downtown Washington, D.C.” Novak said at the time, “I didn’t know I hit anybody.”

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“Dr. Lynne Taylor, a neuro-oncologist at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, said residents at the hospital are taught to check for brain tumors in patients who report having a recent car accident in which they didn’t realize they struck something.”

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