Bolsonaro, Brazil, is admitted with intestinal obstruction

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazilian President Jairbolsonaro was admitted to a Sao Paulo hospital Monday morning after feeling abdominal discomfort.

Bolsonaro, Brazil, is admitted with intestinal obstruction

Vila Nova Star Hospital, where Bolsonaro was admitted, stated that the president suffered from an intestinal obstruction and was now in stable condition. According to the government statement, Bolsonaro is doing well and more information will be available later.

Bolsonaro shared a picture of himself in hospital on Twitter, and gave a thumbs-up. Bolsonaro wrote that further tests would be performed in the event of a surgery.

Bolsonaro, who is 66 years old, has had a number of medical issues since being stabbed in his abdomen while on campaign duty in 2018. Bolsonaro was treated by Dr. Antonio Luiz Macedo who is currently overseeing his care in Sao Paulo. Bolsonaro posted on Twitter that Macedo was currently on vacation and would be returning to Sao Paulo today.

After days of difficulty speaking, the president was admitted to hospital for an intestinal obstruction. He didn't need surgery at the time to recover.

Bolsonaro was on vacation in South Brazil and had no public appearances planned for Monday.

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