Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday with a gastrointestinal blockage, according to physicians, and he may require emergency surgery.
According to Brazil’s Special Secretariat for Social Communication, Bolsonaro had hiccups for more than a week and was sent to a military hospital in Brasilia after experiencing stomach discomfort throughout the night.
His office, on the other hand, said that his doctor, Antônio Luiz Macedo, had diagnosed him with a bowel blockage and had moved him to a clinic in So Paulo, where he would undergo more tests to determine whether he required surgery.
Though physicians have not indicated whether there is a link, Bolsonaro was stabbed in the abdomen while campaigning for president in 2018. His liver, lung, and intestine were all punctured as a result of the occurrence.
Bolsonaro has looked to struggle with his speech over the last week, especially Tuesday when addressing to supporters, according to CNN. The president stated that his hiccups began on June 3rd, after completing a dental surgery.
“Guys, I’m voiceless, guys. If I start talking too much, the hiccup bout comes back. The hiccup is back,” he said.
The Guardian reported he left a dinner early because he felt ill Friday.