BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced on Saturday that he has a cancerous tumor on his kidney.
The 62-year-old native of Needham, Massachusetts tweeted that he will be undergoing surgery to remove the tumor in early March, and he said the prognosis is "very good."
Dozens of politicians from across the aisle have sent their well wishes since Murphy's announcement, including his fellow New Jerseyans, Senators Bob Menendes and Cory Booker.
After making the initial announcement about his cancerous tumor, Murphy went on to say that he is not alone in his diagnosis, since "over 50,000 New Jerseyans" receive the same news each year.
After being raised by his Irish-Catholic family between Newton and Needham, Murphy attended Harvard University and then went on to work at Goldman Sachs. He married his wife Tammy in 1994, and the couple have three sons and a daughter.
Murphy served as the National Finance Chair of the DNC from 2006-2009, and he has been Governor of New Jersey since 2017.
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