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Bolsonaro released from Brazilian hospital

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was released from hospital two days after being admitted with bowel obstruction, his latest health complication from a stabbing in 2018.

“To be released now. Thank you all, ”the Brazilian leader posted on Twitter alongside a religious message and a photo of him and his doctors giving a thumbs up.

Bolsonaro’s doctor Antonio Macedo told reporters the president was recovered and ready to work, adding that he would be on a special diet over the weekend and would not be able to perform physical activities vigorous.

Bolsonaro, who has been in power since 2019 and plans to run for re-election in a presidential election scheduled for October, said he would maintain his regular schedule, including a trip to Russia in February.

He was on vacation in the state of Santa Catarina in southern Brazil when he was rushed to Vila Nova Star Hospital in Sao Paulo in the early hours of Monday after suffering from abdominal pain.

Doctors inserted a nasogastric tube and even considered surgery, but the obstruction was cleared on Tuesday.

A medical bulletin released Tuesday night said the president’s digestive tract was showing signs of recovery, that he was doing well on a liquid diet and that doctors had removed the nasogastric tube.

Bolsonaro has undergone a series of emergency surgeries since being stabbed in a campaign event in September 2018.

He said on Twitter Monday that he started to feel unwell on Sunday after lunch, noting that it was his second hospitalization “with the same symptoms” in a few months.

In July 2021, he was taken to the Vila Nova Star facility with a bowel blockage after suffering from chronic hiccups.

Macedo acknowledged that Bolsonaro could experience new intestinal obstruction in the future.