[Updated at 8:33 a.m.] Doctors said they successfully removed a growth from the right lung of Spain's King Juan Carlos in surgery Saturday.
A biopsy revealed no malignant cells in the growth, doctors at University Hospital in Barcelona, Spain, told reporters.
Doctors said the king was doing well and recovering after surgery.
[Updated at 4:48 a.m.] Spain's King Juan Carlos will have surgery to remove a growth from his right lung on Saturday, the royal palace confirmed.
The growth was spotted during an April 28 examination, according to the palace.
The 72-year-old king has held the throne for nearly 35 years. On Friday, he met with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, who traveled to Europe to address the European Parliament earlier in the week.