29th March, 2022
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.
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.