Highway Administrator Tom Tinlin is recovering after emergency surgery and should be back at work within weeks, Massachusetts Department of Transportation officials said this week.
Tinlin, known for his wit and rising through the ranks at City Hall before becoming highway administrator in 2015, underwent emergency surgery for a brain aneurysm, Governor Charlie Baker said Monday during a talk at the Back Bay Association.
The night before, Tinlin — a frequent emcee for neighborhood happenings — had been hosting a charity event for the Fourth Presbyterian Church at the Boston Globe building.
Jacquelyn Goddard, a MassDOT spokeswoman, tweeted on Wednesday that Tinlin thanked everyone for their support, and the procedure had gone well.
On Tuesday, Tinlin took to his own Twitter account to thank those who had reached out.
“Life gave me a hell of a curve Sunday but (my wife), my kids, (Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center) and an insane amount of fam & friends are carrying me through,” he wrote.