Thu, 19 May 2022

AMMAN, 9th April, 2022 (WAM) -- His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan departs for Germany tomorrow to undergo surgery to treat a thoracic herniated disc, the Jordanian Royal Court announced.

At the professional advice of Jordanian physicians who examined His Majesty, the surgery will take place at a specialised hospital in Frankfurt, Germany, this week, according to a Royal Court statement, carried by Jordan News Agency (Petra).

"His Majesty had previously been experiencing intermittent pain in the spinal cord after years of parachuting while serving in the Special Forces, but the pressure on the nerve due to the herniation has increased lately, which calls for undergoing surgery urgently, according to medical advice," the statement said.

The surgery will be followed by rest for around a week, before His Majesty returns to Jordan, it added.

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