Brazil’s former president Jair Bolsonaro hospitalized in Florida

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gestures during the promotion ceremony of General Officers of the Armed Forces, at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on August 4, 2022. (Photo by EVARISTO SA / AFP) (Photo by EVARISTO SA/AFP via Getty Images)
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gestures during the promotion ceremony of General Officers of the Armed Forces, at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on August 4, 2022. (Photo by EVARISTO SA/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 11:33 AM PT – Monday, January 9, 2023

Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was hospitalized on Monday in Orlando, Florida with “abdominal pain.”

His hospitalization was reported by Brazil’s O Globo newspaper. In addition, members of Bolsonaro’s family told the Associated Press that his condition was “not worrying.”

The former president has suffered a history of health concerns. He has been hospitalized multiple times for intestinal blockages. In 2018, Bolsonaro suffered intestinal damage after he was stabbed at a campaign rally.

The politician arrived in the United States just days prior to his successor’s inauguration. He has refused to attend the inauguration and has yet to concede defeat.