Brazilian President Bolsonaro hospitalised again

Jair Bolsonaro

Brazilian President Bolsonaro hospitalised with intestinal blockage

President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil has been hospitalised again, according to local media reports.

The 67-year-old leader was on his way to a party event in Brasilia. However, he did not appear there as he was rushed to a military hospital for stomach pain.

A government spokesman, Fabio Faria and the First Lady, Michelle confirmed that he was fine.

Earlier in January, Bolsonaro was taken to a hospital in Sao Paulo for treatment of an intestinal blockage.

The populist president was also treated in hospital for an intestinal blockage in July 2021.

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He said the problems were the result of wounds he sustained from a knife attack during the 2018 election campaign.

At the time, a mentally disturbed man stabbed him, resulting in severe abdominal injuries. Bolsonaro had to undergo several operations.

Presidential elections are due in Brazil in October, with Bolsonaro running for a second term.


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