Bolsonaro Attends Celebrity Football Game Hours after Leaving Hospital

President has been in hospital for intestinal obstruction since Monday

On the same day he left the hospital after being hospitalized for an intestinal obstruction, President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) went to Buriti Alegre (GO) to watch a charity football game played by country singers. The event "Friends of the Marrone against hunger" was a match between athletes, singers and other celebrities. Marrone leads one of the teams. Initially, the second team would belong to Gusttavo Lima. However, the singer was diagnosed with Covid and that he will not participate.

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro gestures, wearing a face mask, as he leaves Vila Nova Star Hospital, near doctor Antonio Luiz Macedo and the medical team where he was treated due to obstructed intestine, in Sao Paulo, Brazil January 5, 2022. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli - REUTERS

Bolsonaro had been hospitalized since the early hours of Monday (3). The president's doctor attributed the intestinal obstruction to unchewed shrimp. In a press conference after hospital discharge, the president denied having been victimized by his health status and said it was mean to say he was on vacation.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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