Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday he had been diagnosed with a kidney stone and would undergo surgery in September to remove it. The far-right leader, 65, has had a series of health issues, including four surgeries stemming from an attack in which he was stabbed in the abdomen during his 2018 presidential campaign.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday in a video from his hospital bed that he is ready to go back to work after having a hernia operation and his spokesman said he will reassume the presidency on Thursday as planned.
Vice President Hamilton Mourão will be Brazil's acting president through Thursday while president Jair Bolsonaro recovers from abdominal surgery resulting from his stabbing at a political rally last year, his spokesman said on Sunday.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was ill in hospital with a feeding tube on Sunday following surgery days ago to remove a colostomy bag fitted after he suffered a knife attack late last year.