Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro hospitalized for abdominal discomfort

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was taken to a Sao Paulo hospital for tests early Monday after experiencing abdominal discomfort, the government said in a statement.

Bolsonaro, 66, has experienced a series of medical issues and underwent several surgeries since he was stabbed in the abdomen on the campaign trail in 2018. At the time, the president was operated on by Dr. Antônio Luiz Macedo, whose team is overseeing his treatment in Sao Paulo. Macedo was on vacation and expected to return to Sao Paulo this afternoon, Bolsonaro wrote on Twitter.

This is his second time being admitted for intestinal obstruction. The first was in July andhe did not require surgery to recover.

Bolsonaro posted a photo of himself on Twitter in the hospital bed, giving a thumbs up. He wrote that more tests will be done for a possible surgery.