Saudi King Salman in hospital


International Desk: King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia has been admitted to a Jeddah hospital for a medical examination.

Saudi Arabia’s state news agency reported on Sunday, citing a statement from the royal court.

King Salman has been taken to King Faisal Specialized Hospital in Jeddah for some physical tests, the statement said. No further details were given.

King Salman ascended the throne of Saudi Arabia in 2015. He was the Crown Prince for about two and a half years before that and served as Deputy Prime Minister.

King Salman, 6, underwent surgery on his gallbladder in 2020. Also, his heart pacemaker battery was replaced last March.


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