Jair Bolsonaro ‘doing well’ after being hospitalized in Sao Paulo with abdominal discomfort, say authorities

Bolsonaro posted a photo of himself in a hospital bed on Twitter, giving him a thumbs up. He wrote that more tests will be done for possible surgery

Jair Bolsonaro is doing fine after being hospitalized in Sao Paulo with abdominal discomfort, authorities say

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro speaks to the press after his vote in the second round of local elections at the Rosa da Fonseca community school in the military village of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on November 29. AFP

Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was rushed to a Sao Paulo hospital 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 posted a photo of himself in a hospital bed on Twitter, giving him a 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.

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