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Brazil’s Bolsonaro is in the hospital due to persistent hiccups.

According to his staff, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, 66, may require emergency surgery after suffering from hiccups for ten days.

He’ll be sent to a hospital in So Paulo for testing to see whether he has a blocked intestine.

 

Mr. Bolsonaro said in a tweet that he will be “back soon, God willing.”

 

Since he was stabbed in the intestines while campaigning in 2018, there have been fears about the far-right leader’s health.

 

In the incident, Mr. Bolsonaro was badly injured and lost 40% of his blood. Since the stabbing, he’s undergone multiple procedures.

 

The president was taken to a military hospital in Brasilia early on Wednesday, where medics indicated he would be monitored for 24 to 48 hours.

 

However, the president’s office subsequently stated that Antonio Luiz Macedo, the surgeon who operated on Mr. Bolsonaro in 2018, had suggested that he be moved to So Paulo for more testing and perhaps surgery.

 

Mr. Bolsonaro was drugged in the morning before being transferred to So Paulo, according to Fabio Faria, Brazil’s communication manager.

 

As a precaution, the president’s son Flavio informed CNN Brasil that his father had surgery to drain fluids from his stomach.

Flavio went on to say that his father had difficulty speaking, but that if surgery was required, it would not be a major process.

Mr. Bolsonaro had previously posted a photo of himself lying in a hospital bed, surrounded by sensors and wires, with what appeared to be a priest at his side.

 

After two-and-a-half years in office, Mr. Bolsonaro is facing mounting criticism over his handling of the Covid-19 epidemic.

 

Tens of thousands of people came to the streets at the start of the month to protest suspicions of corruption in the acquisition of vaccinations.

Flavio went on to say that his father had difficulty speaking, but that if surgery was required, it would not be a major process.

Mr. Bolsonaro had previously posted a photo of himself lying in a hospital bed, surrounded by sensors and wires, with what appeared to be a priest at his side.

 

After two-and-a-half years in office, Mr. Bolsonaro is facing mounting criticism over his handling of the Covid-19 epidemic. Tens of thousands of people came to the streets at the start of the month to protest suspicions of corruption in the acquisition of vaccinations.

The Brazilian president has been chastised for failing to respond to the crisis as a country and for his skepticism of vaccinations, lockdowns, and mask-wearing regulations.

Last month, the number of people infected with the virus in Brazil surpassed 500,000, making it the world’s second-highest country behind the United States.