Sen. Tom Libous will remain the number two Republican in the Senate leadership despite health and legal problems.

In a statement, a spokeswoman for Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos said it was “absolutely not true” that Libous would be replaced.

“Senator Libous will remain as Deputy Majority Leader,” said the spokeswoman, Kelly Cummings.

Libous faces a charge of lying to federal investigators after being interview for a case involving his son receiving a job at a politically connected law firm.

Libous also is undergoing treatment for cancer, which resurfaced earlier this year.

As deputy leader of the conference, Libous has led the Republican floor debate, a role that he occasionally relinquishes during trips to the hospital.

Libous did step down from another key role: Chairman of the Senate Republican Campaign Committee, which was ultimately handed to Sen. Cathy Young.