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Senator Patrick Brazeau recovering from surgery after serious injury at his home in rural Quebec 

The Hull Hospital confirmed Tuesday that Sen. Patrick Brazeau is recovering from surgery after being injured in an incident at his rural Outaouais home Monday evening.

The hospital says Brazeau’s life is not in danger.

“I can confirm that Sen. Brazeau is at the Hull Hospital and that he underwent surgery,†said hospital spokeswoman Geneviève Côté.

He arrived at the hospital about 1 a.m. Tuesday, she said.

“Shortly after that he underwent surgery. It went well.â€

Shortly after that he underwent surgery. It went well

Late Tuesday morning she said he was out of danger, though he is staying in hospital “for a certain time†to recover.

She wouldn’t say what kind of surgery the senator had, or why he needed it.

So far there are few details about the incident itself.

The Sûreté du Québec confirmed its officers went to Brazeau’s home in the community of Mayo, a little northeast of Buckingham, about 10 p.m. Monday.

Police say there was no criminal activity, but they went to the scene to give support to the paramedics in case any was needed. Brazeau was taken away in the ambulance. Police said they didn’t know the extent of his injuries. Officials at the Gatineau paramedic service didn’t return calls Tuesday.

It’s not known what happened or whether anyone else was at home.

Mayo township officials said Tuesday morning they had no information, and Mayo’s director general and mayor both said they didn’t even know that Brazeau was living there.

Brazeau was tried for assault and sexual assault last year until, after several days of testimony, he changed his plea to guilty on the assault charge and the Crown withdrew the sexual assault charge. He was given an absolute discharge.

At the time Brazeau said he planned to return to the Senate.

Brazeau is on a leave of absence with pay, though his salary is being clawed back to repay nearly $50,000 in disallowed housing expense claims. He is no longer suspended, since the suspension ended when Parliament was dissolved in the fall, and the Senate would need to vote again to suspend him.

Brazeau has been also involved with professional wrestling. He is listed as the manager of wrestler Jeremy Prophet for a match in Hawkesbury on Feb. 27.

More to come …

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