Congressman Greg Murphy has tumor removed at base of skull

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WITN) – An Eastern Carolina congressman underwent successful surgery today to have a tumor at the base of his skull removed.

Rep. Greg Murphy, who is also a Greenville physician, announced a week ago that after a series of tests and scans, he had been diagnosed with a pituitary macroadenoma.

His office announced this afternoon that Murphy underwent a 5-hour surgery and is resting comfortably.

“He wants to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers and to let everyone know he is working hard to recover so that he will get back to his job of serving the wonderful people of NC’s 3rd District,” a statement from Murphy’s office read.

Murphy has been in Congress since 2019, and before that, he served for four years in the North Carolina House of Representatives.