Hospitalized in Brasilia on Wednesday July 14, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro suffers from an intestinal obstruction and will be transferred to Sao Paulo to carry out additional examinations for a possible emergency operation, announced the presidency.
The head of state was admitted to the Armed Forces hospital overnight due to a persistent hiccup attack for more than ten days.
Mr. Bolsonaro, 66, has been operated on several times in the past two years after suffering intestinal perforations in a stabbing attack in September 2018, in the midst of the presidential election campaign.
“I have hiccups twenty-four hours a day”
“The doctor responsible for the operations undergone by the President of the Republic after the 2018 attack found an intestinal obstruction and decided to transfer him to Sao Paulo, where he will do additional examinations to assess the need, or not, of emergency surgery ”, explained the presidency in a press release.
The far-right leader had mentioned these hiccup problems for more than a week, after an operation for the placement of a dental implant. “I have had the hiccups for five days. This has happened to me before, maybe it’s because of the drugs I’m taking, I have hiccups twenty-four hours a day “, he had revealed Thursday during his weekly direct on Facebook.
In July 2020, he had been diagnosed with Covid-19, but had only experienced mild symptoms and had not had to be hospitalized.