The President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, was on Monday morning rushed to the hospital for treatment of a probable intestinal obstruction.
Bolsonaro was seen disembarking the presidential plane on foot surrounded by his entourage before being admitted to Vila Nova Star hospital in Sao Paulo.
Speaking to UOL, Doctor Antonio Luiz Macedo said the 66-year-old would undergo several tests to examine his abdomen after complaining of pains.
Recall that Dr Macedo had operated on the Brazilian president after he was stabbed at a political rally in 2018, causing intestinal damage and serious internal bleeding, which has required at least four surgeries.
The horrifying incident was caught on several cameras as the assailant – who was later found to be psychologically unwell – struck Bolsonaro in the stomach.
The politician was being carried on the shoulders of a supporter while shaking hands with his fans when the assailant rushed up to him and plunged the blade into his torso.
Bolsonaro was seen collapsing and clutching his stomach in agony.
Naija News recalls that in July 2021, he was admitted to hospital for further treatment after suffering from hiccups for ten days straight as a result of his gastrointestinal trouble.
The Vila Nova Star hospital in Sao Paulo, where the 66-year-old was treated, had said that the president would remain in hospital “initially under conservative management” following reports that he would need emergency surgery.
Also speaking on radio station Jovem Pan, President Bolsonaro’s son Flavio had said his father was moved to an intensive care unit in Brasilia and intubated.
“He ended up being intubated to keep him from breathing in liquid coming from his stomach,” Flavio Bolsonaro said in the interview.
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