President Zeman Discharged From Hospital After Surgery

Prague Morning

Czech President Milos Zeman has been discharged from hospital on Saturday, where he underwent hand surgery after an injury on Wednesday night.

Zeman broke his right arm on Tuesday night after falling.

“In the evening, the president watched television news and after the end, he did not use the support in the form of a stick nor the help of security, he tripped and broke his right arm,” said Zeman’s spokesman, Jiří Ovčáček.

At the beginning of September, the Castle planned a presidential visit to South Moravian Region as Zeman was to start the school year at an event at a secondary school in Rajhrad.

“We will solve that next week,” said Ovčáček, however, he is rather skeptical about making a three-day visit to the region.

“It’s not even a general state of health, but of course if you have a broken arm and it is fixed, it causes discomfort,” the spokesman said, adding that convalescence is now a priority.

Zeman has been President of the Czech Republic since 2013. His health has been a frequent topic of media speculation, especially in the run-up to his reelection as president in 2018.

Zeman, 75, suffers from a nerve condition in his feet and walks with a cane. A heavy smoker known for his love of alcohol, he has said repeatedly that apart from the problem with his feet, he is in good health.

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