Pauline Hanson Underwent Emergency Surgery To Remove Her Appendix
It has been a rough few days for Pauline Hanson.
The One Nation leader was noticeably missing from the Senate on Wednesday, and a few hours later revealed the reason for her absence: she was recovering in hospital after emergency surgery.
"Over the weekend, I felt extraordinarily unwell. At first, I thought it was a case of food poisoning so I just took it easy," Hanson wrote on Facebook.
"I woke yesterday morning to continued pains in my stomach and decided to see a GP."
Further scans and blood tests determined Hanson needed emergency surgery to remove her appendix.
Hanson's absence meant she was not in the chamber for debate on a censure motion against her former One Nation candidate Fraser Anning.
The parliament has now voted to censure, or officially condemn, the far-right senator for his comments blaming Muslim immigration for the mosque attacks in Christchurch by an Australian white supremacist.
Hanson had earlier said she would abstain from the vote. One Nation Senator Peter Georgiou spoke for her, but abstained from the vote on the notion that the party refuses "to be led like sheep in this chamber".
By all accounts, it appears Hanson will be back on her feet on Thursday.
"Compared to the pain I was in before the surgery, today's pain is a lot less and I plan on being back on my feet tomorrow," she said.
Featured image: Facebook / Pauline Hanson's Please Explain