Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat – The Saudi Arabian Royal Court issued a statement yesterday revealing that Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz has suffered a herniated disc and that doctors have advised rest as part of his treatment program.
The Saudi Press Agency carried a statement saying that “The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques … is suffering from back problems which doctors diagnosed as a herniated disc.”
The following is the full text of the statement:
In line with the principle of transparency pursued by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud with his sons and daughters of the people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Royal Court would like to make clear that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques is feeling disposition in the back-area following a herniated disc. Accordingly, doctors have advised him to rest.