Video: Saudi King Salman leaves hospital after successful surgery

Saudi King, Salman, leaves, hospital, Riyadh, successful, surgery, remove, gallbladder

Riyadh - The 84-year-old ruler had his gallbladder removed last week.

By Agencies

Published: Thu 30 Jul 2020, 11:50 PM

Last updated: Fri 31 Jul 2020, 2:03 AM

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, on Thursday evening left King Faisal hospital in Riyadh after recovering from successful surgery to remove his gallbladder. 
The 84-year-old Saudi king had his gallbladder removed last Thursday. He had been admitted to hospital on July 20 after suffering from inflammation of the gallbladder. 

The king "underwent a laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder today... at King Faisal specialist hospital in Riyadh," the royal court said in a statement last Thursday, which was carried by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
The king's hospitalisation prompted Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhemi to postpone his scheduled visit to Saudi Arabia, which had been due to start last week.
A video released by state media on July 21 showed the king chairing a virtual cabinet meeting from hospital.

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