Sen. Patrick Brazeau in critical but stable condition
Published Tuesday, January 19, 2016 9:00AM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, January 19, 2016 5:33PM EST
Sen. Patrick Brazeau is in critical but stable condition after being taken to hospital from his Quebec home overnight.
Brazeau was admitted to hospital early Tuesday, where he successfully underwent surgery, the Integrated Centre for Health and Social Services in Outauais said in a statement.
"His life is not in danger," according to a translation of the French-language statement.
A Surete du Quebec spokesperson says police were called at approximately 10 p.m. on Monday, to assist paramedics at Brazeau's residence in Mayo, Que.
The spokesperson would not say what the call was for, but indicated there is no criminal investigation involved.
Brazeau's lawyer, Christian Deslauriers, confirmed to CTV News that his client is in hospital.
Deslauriers was quite upset when CTV News' Katie Simpson reached him for comment. He said at the time that he had been repeatedly trying to reach Brazeau's family, with no luck.
He added that he is hoping for the best with his client.
Later in the day, the hospital said Brazeau's family and relatives want privacy.
It's not the first medical incident to occur at one of Brazeau's homes. In October of 2013, an individual was taken to hospital from Brazeau's residence in Gatineau, Que., in medical distress. A spokesperson for the 41-year-old senator said, at the time, that he was not the one taken to hospital.
Brazeau is due in court in March, to face charges of fraud and breach of trust relating to his Senate expenses.
Brazeau was kicked out of the Conservative caucus and suspended from the Senate in late 2013, after he was charged for his questionable expenses.
Last October, he declared that he is an "independent First Nations senator."
In an unrelated case, he pleaded guilty last September to assault and possession of cocaine, and was granted an absolute discharge at his sentencing hearing. He had been facing sexual assault charges, but the Crown dropped the charges due to lack of evidence.
With files from CTV News' Katie Simpson