- Brazilian President Bolsonaro may need emergency surgery after suffering persistent hiccups for over 10 days.
- After being transferred to a hospital in São Paulo to undergo tests for an obstructed intestine he tweeted that he would be “back soon, God willing”.
- There have been problems with the far-right leader’s health since he was stabbed in the intestines during his 2018 campaign.
BBC News writes:
“Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, 66, may need emergency surgery after suffering persistent hiccups for 10 days, his office says.
He is being transferred to a hospital in São Paulo to undergo tests for an obstructed intestine.
In a tweet, Mr Bolsonaro said he would be “back soon, God willing”.
There have been concerns about the far-right leader’s health since he was stabbed in the intestines while campaigning in 2018.
Mr Bolsonaro was seriously wounded in the attack and lost 40% of his blood. He has had several operations since the stabbing.
The president went to the military hospital in Brasilia early on Wednesday, and medics said then that he would be under observation for 24 to 48 hours.
But later the same day, the president’s office said Antonio Luiz Macedo, the surgeon who operated on Mr Bolsonaro in 2018, had recommended the president be transferred to São Paulo for additional tests and possible surgery.
Fabio Faria, Brazil’s communication’s manager, told reporters Mr Bolsonaro had been sedated in the morning ahead of being taken to São Paulo.
The president’s son Flavio told CNN Brasil that his father had undergone a procedure to remove liquid from his stomach as a precaution…”
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