A Washington Post article (2018-09-20) reported that Maryland House of Delegates Speaker Michael Busch underwent an unplanned heart bypass surgery on September 19, 2018, and is currently in recovery. The article stated that Busch had the surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center after developing difficulty in breathing during a routine testing procedure. From the article:
He is awake, alert and is expected to make a full recovery. He will return to work and the campaign trail in the next few weeks.
– Busch Chief of Staff Alexandra Hughes
The article also mentioned that Busch also underwent a liver transplant in June of 2017.