Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was admitted to the hospital on Monday morning with a blockage in his intestine. He started feeling ill after lunch on Sunday and was admitted to the hospital at 3 a.m. local time.
In a statement from the Vila Nova Star Hospital in Sao Paulo, the President is said to be suffering from an “intestinal subocclusion.” It is the latest medical issue linked to a 2018 incident in which Bolsonaro was stabbed on the campaign trail.
The hospital added that the president was in a stable condition and would be reevaluated by the team of doctor Antonio Luiz de Vasconcellos.
In July 2021, Bolsonaro was admitted when physician Antonio Luiz Macedo found an intestinal obstruction. Macedo also operated on Bolsonaro after he was stabbed during a campaign rally in September 2018. In January 2019, Bolsonaro underwent surgery to remove a colostomy bag fitted after the stabbing.