King of Jordan undergoes surgery in Germany

Today, the Jordanian Royal Court announced that King Abdullah II of Jordan will leave for Germany in order to undergo an operation to treat pains he suffered during his service in the army's special forces.

And the Jordanian royal court said in its statement: "His Majesty King Abdullah II will leave the homeland on Sunday for Germany to undergo surgery to treat a herniated disc in the thoracic spine."

He added, "According to the advice of Jordanian doctors who were briefed on His Majesty's condition, the operation will be performed at a specialized hospital in Frankfurt, Germany this week."

The 60-year-old King of Jordan had previously suffered from these spinal pain intermittently, as a result of parachute jumping during his years of service in special operations.

But the pressure on the nerve as a result of the herniated disc has increased recently, which increased the pain and necessitated an urgent operation, according to the doctors’ advice.

The operation is followed by a rest period of about a week, before the king returns to Jordan.

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