Spain's King Juan Carlos back in hospital for hip surgery
Spain's King Juan Carlos injured his hip after falling while on a private hunting trip in Botswana.
April 27th, 2012
04:23 AM ET

Spain's King Juan Carlos back in hospital for hip surgery

Spain's King Juan Carlos was recovering Friday after being readmitted to a Madrid hospital for surgery on his right hip, the Royal Palace said.

An update on the 74-year-old king's condition is expected later in the day, according to the palace.

The surgery was performed Thursday at San Jose Hospital to "reduce a dislocation" of the hip, a palace statement said.

He underwent hip replacement surgery earlier this month after falling while on a controversial private hunting trip in Botswana.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    I wish the King of Spain a speedy recovery from his surgery.

    April 27, 2012 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  2. hamsta

    Meanwhile in the real news world obama and his epa with a global warming agenda have been found guilty of bullying common citizens and businesses without valid reason.

    April 27, 2012 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  3. hamsta

    cnn gives you this news because they dont want to tell you that obama and the epa are bullying the common citizen and businesses without valid reason.

    April 27, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    @JI-F
    I join you there.
    Good morning.

    April 27, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  5. BOMBO ©

    This guy doesn't get enough credit for being one of the true builders of modern democracy in Europe. When he succeeded Franco, he could have maintained absolute control, but chose not to. He released political prisoners, allowed previously outlawed opposition groups, and called elections.

    April 27, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |