BRAZIL: PRES BOLSONARO TO SPEND 10 DAYS RESTING FOLLOWING JAN 28 SURGERY
Last Updated: 2019-01-16
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BRASILIA, Jan 16 (NNN-AGENCIES) -- Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro will spend 10 days resting after surgery on Jan 28 to remove a colostomy bag, his doctor said on Tuesday, a result of a stabbing he suffered while on the campaign trail in September.

"He will be able to govern," his doctor Antonio Macedo, said in an interview. "But the recommendation is that he does not leave his home because his immune system will be weak."

"He must rest at home, but because he is strong and very upbeat, he should recover quickly," he said.

Bolsonaro was elected in a polarizing election on a platform to rid the country of graft, be tough on crime and liberalize the economy.

He nearly died last September after being stabbed during a campaign event, which forced him to undergo two surgeries and kept him away from the campaign trail for weeks. He has been using a colostomy bag since.

Bolsonaro will check into a Sao Paulo hospital on Jan 27 and undergo the surgery the next day. -- NNN-AGENCIES