Far-right leader spent two days inside for a bowel obstruction, his latest complication of a stabbing in 2018.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is two days after being discharged from hospital admitted with a bowel obstruction, his latest health complication of a 2018 stab at the campaign trial.
“Get fired now. Thank you all, ”the far-right leader posted on Twitter on Wednesday, along with a religious message and a photo of himself and his doctors giving a thumbs-up gesture.
The president has recovered and is ready for work, his doctor, Antonio Macedo, told reporters. Bolsonaro will be on a special diet on weekends and will not be able to do intense exercise, Macedo added.
– High now.
– Thank you all.
– I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. pic.twitter.com/UwSZelbBh3
– Jair M. Bolsonaro (@jairbolsonaro) 5 January 2022
“We instruct patients to chew well, to avoid certain foods, and we hope to keep the president that way for the next 20, 30 years,” Macedo told reporters in the lobby of Sao Paulo’s Vila Nova Star Hospital.
Bolsonaro joked about the difficulty of the restrictions.
“I will try to follow them, but life goes on,” he said. “All my life I have been an athlete, in the armed forces, a paratrooper, diver. It is difficult to remain silent. “
Bolsonaro, who has been in power since 2019 and plans to run for re-election in a presidential vote scheduled for October, said he would maintain his regular agenda, including a trip to Russia in February.
He was holiday in the southern Brazilian state from Santa Catarina when he was urgently taken to Sao Paulo Hospital in the early hours of Monday morning after suffering from abdominal pain.
Doctors inserted a nasogastric tube and even considered surgery, but the obstruction was cleared Tuesday.
Bolsonaro has undergone a series of emergency operations since its inception clipped during a campaign event in September 2018.
He said on Twitter on Monday that he began to feel unwell on Sunday after lunch, noting that this was his second hospitalization “with the same symptoms” in a few months. In July 2021, he was taken to the Vila Nova Star facility for an intestinal blockage after chronic hiccups.
Macedo said Bolsonaro could experience a new bowel obstruction in the future.
Bolsonaro, which was deft to use social media to fuel its base, maintained his online presence during his hospital stay and posted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.