Police Supt. Eddie Johnson Released From Hospital

June 17, 2019 - 3:32 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson was out of the hospital Monday afternoon and back at work after doctors found blood clots in his lungs last week and began treatment.

Johnson, in an interview with WBBM Newsradio, said he feels great.

"I went in to Rush Hospital Friday for a stress test,” he said. “All of that came back normal. Heart function is great. Normal functions all the way around with the heart.

"But they did find clots in my lungs, and that was a shock to everyone.  I feel fine. I wouldn't have known it just by the way that I felt."

The 58-year-old superintendent says he had "a couple of small blood clots" that are in the process of being dissolved now.

Johnson anticipates being on the medication for a few months. He underwent a kidney transplant nearly two years ago.  

Appointed during Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration, Johnson remains the city's top cop under new Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

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