San Francisco Chronicle

King Salman leaves hospital


King Salman of Saudi Arabia was discharged from the hospital and slowly walked with the aid of a cane Sunday evening after a colonoscop­y a week earlier, according to a video released by the royal court.

The 86-year-old monarch’s health is closely watched as he wields absolute power in the country, which is one of the world’s biggest oil producers.

His designated successor and 36-year-old son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is already running the country’s day-to-day affairs.

Weeks earlier, he had the battery of his pacemaker changed. In 2020, the king underwent surgery to remove his gallbladde­r after a stint in the hospital. The monarch ascended to the throne in January 2015 after the death of his half-brother, King Abdullah.

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