The head of the far right was admitted to hospital last week for an intestinal blockage after suffering days of chronic sunburn.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has left the Sao Paulo hospital where he has been treated for an intestinal blockage since last week, saying he would return to his office on Monday and wait to eat grilled ribs.
The far-right leader was admitted Wednesday to Vila Nova Star Hospital due to abdominal pain and several days of constant sunshine.
He said the problem is being addressed a fist 2018 has suffered on the track of the presidential campaign. Since then, Bolsonaro has performed six surgeries, five of which were on his digestive system.
Saturday, the New Star Villa had he said the president was undergoing a diet of soups and purees and could be fired in the days to come.
“I will return to the presidency tomorrow,” Bolsonaro told reporters as he left the hospital on Sunday.
“I had a diet, I did what I had to do … I wanted to leave from day one, but I wasn’t allowed to. I hope in 10 days I will eat ribs at the barbecue, I will eat something, ”he said.
“It looks like my stomach was on fire. The cause was an intestinal obstruction, which is common in those like me who have undergone surgery after the punch. ”
There were fears that Bolsonaro, 66, might need surgery to clear the obstruction, even though he was immediately ruled out.
The hospital said in a statement that Bolsonaro will remain under observation by a medical team as an outpatient.
His medical team also advised him to follow a diet, but Bolsonaro said he could not comply.
“I try to follow through, but I’m not an example to anyone when it comes to diet,” he said.
Bolsonaro’s hospitalization comes as he does widespread criticism and political pressure for his treatment of the coronavirus crisis in Brazil, which has killed at least 541,000 people in the South American country, according to a Johns Hopkins University count.
A COVID-19 skeptic who had dismissed the virus as just “a bit of flu,” Bolsonaro defended his policy, saying the shutdowns related to the coronavirus would damage the Brazilian economy.
Over the past month, Bolsonaro has also been accused of failing to respond to alleged irregularities in the health ministry involving the purchase of a COVID-19 vaccine from India, and new allegations have been made that Bolsonaro had been charged. involved in a scheme to change the salaries of his assistants. when he was a federal deputy.
He denied all charges against him.
But the president could face a tough challenge in next year’s presidential election, as will Brazil’s former left-wing president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is expected to run against him – and recent polls have shown that Lula could beat Bolsonaro.
The popularity of the former army captain has also fallen. A Datafolha survey published this month shown 54 percent of Brazilians said they supported the impediment.