02/22/2015 02:58 EST | Updated 04/24/2015 05:59 EDT

Dartmouth Liberal politician Allan Rowe in hospital

HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia Liberals say a member of the legislature from Dartmouth has been hospitalized.

The Liberal caucus issued a statement Sunday to say Allan Rowe is recovering in hospital following a medical procedure.

Liberal spokesman Nick Cox says he cannot confirm if it was a planned procedure or how long the recovery is expected to take.

The Liberals say they expect Rowe, who is a backbencher, to go back to work once his health improves.

Rowe was elected in 2013 following a career as a television broadcaster.