Bolsonaro from Brazil rushed to hospital with probable intestinal blockage: Reports

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was rushed to hospital Monday morning for treatment of a probable bowel obstruction, local media reported.

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Bolsonaro, 66, in power since 2019, was transported to Vila Nova Star Hospital in Sao Paulo.

TV Globo showed footage of him disembarking from the presidential plane on foot with his entourage.

Dr Antonio Luiz Macedo, who has operated on Bolsonaro on other occasions, told the UOL news site that the president would undergo several tests to examine his abdomen.

Neither the presidential press service nor the hospital have yet responded to AFP’s requests for information.

In July, Bolsonaro spent four days seeking treatment for a bowel obstruction.

Since a knife attack that targeted him during a 2018 election campaign, in which he was stabbed in the stomach, he has undergone at least four abdominal surgeries.

About a month before his election as president, Bolsonaro was stabbed during a campaign rally by a man who was found to be psychologically unfit to stand trial.

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