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Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb hospitalized with pneumonia

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb was hospitalized for treatment of pneumonia but is “responding well,” his office said Friday.

Holcomb, 54, was diagnosed with pneumonia on Thursday after going to the doctor believing he had the flu, according to press secretary Erin Murphy.

Murphy said in a statement: “He was hospitalized with great care and is responding well to treatment.

Murphy did not immediately answer questions about where Holcomb was hospitalized and how long he could stay there.

Holcomb was scheduled to travel to southern Indiana for the awards ceremony on Friday, but the governor’s office announced Thursday morning that the event had been postponed by a week without explanation.

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch said she was in touch with Holcomb staff on Friday.

“I’m happy to hear that the governor is resting well and responding to treatment,” Crouch said. “We wish him a speedy recovery.”

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