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Sen. Patrick Brazeau Found Injured In His Home, Taken To Hospital

01/19/2016 09:54 EST

Suspended Sen. Patrick Brazeau is in critical but stable condition after being taken to hospital Monday night with serious injuries.

A spokeswoman for the Hull Hospital confirmed to the National Post on Tuesday that Brazeau was found injured at his home and is recovering from surgery.

Geneviève Côté told the Post that Brazeau arrived at the hospital shortly after 1 a.m. on Tuesday and underwent surgery, which "went well," she said.

Côté did not say what kind of operation he had or why he needed it.

Quebec provincial police confirmed to Global News that they assisted paramedics called to a home in Mayo, Que. northeast of Gatineau, around 10 p.m. on Monday.

Brazeau was transported from his home to a hospital in Buckingham, Que. and then later transferred to one in Gatineau, according to CBC News.

According to Le Journal de Montreal, criminal activity is not believed to be a factor.

Brazeau was granted an unconditional discharge after pleading guilty to assault and cocaine charges last year. He is currently on leave from the Senate with reduced pay.

He faces fraud and breach of trust charges based on his Senate living expenses. His trial is scheduled to take place in March.

With files from The Canadian Press

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