Saudi Arabia

King Salman admitted to hospital for medical checkup

The custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, has been admitted to King Faisal Specialist hospital in Riyadh for medical checks, according to a Royal Court statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The report says King was admitted for inflammation of the gallbladder, without giving further details.

“The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman — may God protect him — was admitted this Monday, 29 Dhul Qidah 1441 A.H., marking July 20, 2020, — to the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh to undergo some tests due to inflammation in the gallbladder. May God protect the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and bless him with health and wellness,” the Royal Court’s statement read.

King Salman spent more than 2.5 years as the Saudi Crown Prince and deputy premier from June 2012 before becoming king.

The 84-year-old King had also served as governor of the Riyadh region for more than 50 years.