October 16th, 2011
05:32 PM ET

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah to have back surgery again

Saudi Arabia's 87-year-old ruler, King Abdullah, arrived Sunday at a Riyadh hospital to undergo his third back surgery within a year, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Surgeons were to tighten a binding connector around his third vertebra, the agency said.

Abdullah last had back surgery in December at New York's Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center for a herniated disc and a blood clot that were causing him back pain. He spent several weeks in Morocco undergoing physical therapy.

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  1. raven

    Hey pals! Finally get a day off tomorrow.. woo hoo! That means I get to do laundry, mop,vacuum and clean toilets.. good times! hope youre all well.

    October 17, 2011 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    lol raven gotta luv those days off girl! but the good thing bout cleanin a toilet...lol u can sleep in and still get the job done 🙂

    October 17, 2011 at 3:30 am | Report abuse |
  3. aligatorz

    Not a beer drinker at all, but 50 years later I can still sing the old Hamm's jingle....from the land of sky blue water....

    October 17, 2011 at 4:26 am | Report abuse |
  4. s kel

    May God look over you and your family at these times Jeff Frank.

    October 17, 2011 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  5. Muhammad Mohsen Rashid

    I pray for the recovery of King Abdullah of KSA. I do not trust the allegation against Iran trying to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador. America lied to it's people , to the Security council and the world when it was making out a case against Iraq. America please do not base your cases on lies and sting operations. Only truth prevails.

    October 17, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. gg

    wonder if bush will be holding his hand threw this

    October 17, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
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