July 15, 2021 7:12 am
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is hospitalized in a hospital in Sao Paulo and is being treated for an intestinal obstruction: at the moment doctors rule out the need for surgery.
Jair Bolsonaro hospitalized
Yesterday morning he was hospitalized in Brasilia for abdominal pain that occurred after 10 consecutive days of hiccups but a bulletin released shortly after stated that the president was fine, even though he had to take sedatives. In the following hours, the doctor who has been treating him since 2018, when he suffered a stabbing, diagnosed him with intestinal obstruction, recommending the transfer to Sao Paulo for more in-depth examinations and a possible surgical intervention.
“After the clinical, laboratory and imaging tests – reads the latest medical bulletin issued by the private hospital Vila Nova Star -, the president will initially remain in the hospital for a conservative clinical treatment”. Bolsonaro posted on Twitter a photo of him in hospital in Brasilia: “We will be back soon if God wills it,” he assures.
Bolsonaro is 66 years old. A stabbing in September 2018, in the middle of the election campaign, had caused him heavy intestinal damage and severe internal bleeding and since then the president has undergone several surgeries. According to experts consulted by the Brazilian media, the occlusion could have been caused by adhesions attributable to scars from previous operations.
Recently he has repeatedly expressed difficulties in articulating the words: “I apologize to all those who are listening to me, because I have been hiccups for five days”, said the president in an interview with Radio Guaiba on 7 July. “I have hiccups 24 hours a day.”
Source: O Globo →