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Jair Bolsonaro in hospital, may need surgery

The Brazil President said he started feeling unwell on Sunday after lunch and doctors have inserted a nasogastric tube
Bolsonaro has been admitted in Vila Nova Star hospital.
Bolsonaro has been admitted in Vila Nova Star hospital.
Twitter @jairbolsonaro

Reuters   |   Sao Paulo/Brasilia   |   Published 04.01.22, 03:37 AM

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was hospitalised on Monday with an intestinal blockage and may need to undergo surgery in the latest complication from a 2018 stabbing.

Bolsonaro said he started feeling unwell on Sunday afternoon after lunch and doctors have inserted a nasogastric tube.

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“More tests will be conducted for a potential surgery on an internal obstruction in the abdominal region,” Bolsonaro posted on Twitter, along with a photo of himself giving a thumbs-up in his hospital bed.

Bolsonaro said it was the second hospitalisation “with the same symptoms” since he was stabbed during a September 2018 campaign event and underwent a series of emergency operations.

Vila Nova Star hospital confirmed in a medical note that Bolsonaro has been admitted to the hospital in the early hours of Monday with an intestinal blockage.

“He is in stable condition, undergoing treatment and will be re-evaluated this morning by Dr Antonio Luiz de Vasconcellos Macedo’s team. At the moment, there is no forecast for him being discharged,” it said.

TV network Globo showed images of Bolsonaro, who had been vacationing in the southern state of Santa Catarina, walking down the stairs of the presidential plane after landing in Sao Paulo around 0430 GMT. In July 2021, he was taken to the Vila Nova Star hospital in Sao Paulo because of an intestinal blockage after suffering from chronic hiccups. 



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