© Reuters. On December 9, 2021, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro walks before a ceremony celebrating the 2021 International Anti-Corruption Day at the Palanalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil.Reuters/Adriano Machado
Authors: Gabriel Araujo and Lisaandra Paraguassu
São Paulo/Brasília (Reuters)-Brazilian President Jal Bolsonaro was hospitalized with intestinal obstruction on Monday and may need to undergo surgery for the latest complications of the 2018 stabbing.
Bolsonaro said he began to feel unwell after lunch on Sunday afternoon and the doctor had inserted the nasogastric tube. Medical officials said his condition is stable and improving.
“More tests will be conducted for potential surgery for internal obstruction of the abdomen,” Bolsonaro posted on Twitter (NYSE:), with a photo of him on the hospital bed giving a thumbs up .
Bolsonaro said that this was the second time he was hospitalized with “same symptoms” after being stabbed in the September 2018 campaign and went through a series of emergency operations.
Vila Nova Star Hospital confirmed in a medical record that Bolsonaro was admitted to the hospital with a bowel obstruction in the early hours of Monday morning.
“He is in stable condition and is undergoing treatment,” it said. “Currently, there is no prediction about his discharge.”
In another statement in the evening, Vila Nova Star said that Bolsonaro was improving and he walked a short walk in the corridor. The hospital added that he did not have fever-like symptoms or abdominal pain, but it is not clear whether he needs surgery.
The television network Globo showed photos of Bolsonaro. He has been on vacation in the southern state of Santa Catarina. After landing in Sao Paulo at around 1:30 am local time (0430 GMT), he walked down from the president. The stairs of the special plane.
In July 2021, he was sent to Vila Nova Star Hospital in São Paulo due to chronic hiccups causing intestinal obstruction https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/brazil-president-bolsonaro-hospitalized-brasilia-say-source- 2021-07-14.
The far-right Bolsonaro has been in power since 2019 and plans to be re-elected as president in a vote held in October this year.
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