NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Tennessee Lt. Gov. Randy McNally has been hospitalized due to his heart health.

McNally also serves as Speaker of the Senate and shared the update on his social media pages shortly before 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9.

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He said he experienced symptoms of an irregular heartbeat and checked into Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

McNally updated his status on Twitter Friday night, saying he received pacemaker surgery and that it went smoothly. He also said he is recovering and resting comfortably.

The 79-year-old has served in the lieutenant governor role since 2017.

“I appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers,” he wrote on Facebook and Twitter. “I hope to be back at work as soon as possible.”

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