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Gov. Ivey assures good health in first public appearance in three weeks

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey delivers her state of the state address at the State Capitol building in Montgomery, Ala., Jan. 11, 2022. Ivey faced eight challengers in the Republican primary for governor
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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey delivers her state of the state address at the State Capitol building in Montgomery, Ala., Jan. 11, 2022. Ivey faced eight challengers in the Republican primary for governor

Governor Kay Ivey is trying to put to rest rumors that she’s in bad health.

Ivey made her first public appearance Monday in nearly three weeks. She told reporters she was in good health, but declined to say whether she had undergone any recent medical treatment.

Ivey toured a science and technology lab at a Montgomery elementary school. Her last public appearance was August 2 at a groundbreaking for a building materials company in Prattville. The gap between appearances fueled speculation about the 77-year-old governor’s health.

Ivey said she has a quote “clean bill of health.” Ivey also brushed aside questions about whether she had recently undergone medical treatment in a hospital.

Baillee Majors is the Morning Edition host and a reporter at Alabama Public Radio.
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