“Leave now,” tweeted the head of state, posting a photo where he is still bedridden, surrounded by his four doctors, all thumbs up like him, without specifying whether his discharge from the Vila Nova Star hospital had already occurred.
Dressed in a football team jersey, he is the only one not wearing a mask in the photo.
The presidency announced shortly after this tweet that Mr Bolsonaro would be giving a press conference at the hospital.
The president has recovered from the intestinal sub-obstruction for which he had to be hospitalized urgently before dawn on Monday, his doctors announced on Tuesday, specifying that he would not have to undergo another surgery at the abdomen.
Since the stabbing attack of which he was the victim in September 2018, in the midst of the presidential election campaign, Jair Bolsonaro has suffered a succession of alerts and four bowel operations.
According to the latest bulletin published by the Vila Nova Star Hospital on Tuesday evening, Mr. Bolsonaro “has evolved with good acceptance of the liquid diet that was offered to him during the day, which led to the withdrawal of the nasogastric tube” .
Nine months before the presidential election, the far-right head of state had to leave his vacation spot in the southern and seaside state of Santa Catarina overnight from Sunday to Monday because of severe abdominal pain.
In July he had already been hospitalized for a similar condition.
“Unfortunately, he will have to suffer the consequences of this attack until the end of his life, not only physical, but also psychological,” said Tuesday in an interview with CNN Brasil his eldest son, Senator Flavio Bolsonaro.
The far-right president had been widely criticized during the end-of-year celebrations for showing up on a jet-ski or in an amusement park in Santa Catarina rather than going to the state of Bahia (north -est), devastated by terrible floods.
In the end, it was his abdominal pain that made him cut short his family vacation at the sea.
Nine months before the presidential election when he wants to run for re-election, Jair Bolsonaro has seen his popularity drop in his last few months, in particular because of his denial in the face of the scale of the Covid-19 pandemic, in a country where the virus killed nearly 620,000 people.
Brazilians are also affected by an ever-deteriorating economic situation, with soaring inflation and pessimistic growth forecasts for 2022.
The latest polls show Mr. Bolsonaro largely defeated in the October election by left-wing ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who could even win in the first round.
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