Spain`s King arrives at hospital for spine surgery

Last Updated: Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 18:35

Madrid: The King of Spain has arrived at a Madrid hospital where he is to undergo surgery for a herniated disc in his lower spine.

It will be Juan Carlos` fourth operation in 12 months, and the 12th time he has undergone surgery during his lifetime.

The 75-year-old monarch lowered his passenger-side car window and said, "Here I am again," to journalists and television cameras gathered outside La Merced clinic today.

The operation will be led by neurosurgeon Manuel de la Torre, a palace statement said.



First Published: Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 18:35

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