RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was rushed to a hospital in Sao Paulo for tests early Monday after suffering from abdominal discomfort, the government said in a statement.
The hospital he was admitted to, Vila Nova Star, said in a statement the president had an obstruction of the bowel and was in stable condition. Bolsonaro is doing “well” and further information will be announced later, according to the government.
Bolsonaro wrote to Photo of yourself on Twitter in the hospital bed, thumbs up. He wrote that more tests will be done for possible surgery.
Bolsonaro, 66, has seen a number of medical problems since he was stabbed in the stomach during election campaigns in 2018. At that time the President was made by Dr. Antônio Luiz Macedo operated on, his team carried out his treatment in Sao Paulo. supervised . The television station Globo reported that Macedo himself was on vacation in the Bahamas and was waiting for a flight back to Sao Paulo.
The president was hospitalized in July with another bowel obstruction, after days of intermittent difficulty speaking and said he had hiccups that could last for days. At the time, he didn’t need an operation to recover.
Bolsonaro was on vacation in southern Brazil, and no public appearances are planned on Monday.