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Brazil’s Bolsonaro comes out of hospital after short stay

December 24, 2019 GMT
FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2019 file photo, with a band aid on his ear where a mole was removed, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro attends a military ceremony in honor of Sailor Day, in Brasilia, Brazil. Bolsonaro left a hospital on Tuesday morning, Dec. 24 after a fall in the presidential residence. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2019 file photo, with a band aid on his ear where a mole was removed, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro attends a military ceremony in honor of Sailor Day, in Brasilia, Brazil. Bolsonaro left a hospital on Tuesday morning, Dec. 24 after a fall in the presidential residence. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro left a hospital on Tuesday morning after a fall in the presidential residence.

Bolsonaro spent a night in observation in the armed forces’ hospital in the capital city of Brasilia and was discharged around 7:30 a.m. local time.

The presidency’s communications office confirmed that Bolsonaro had fallen and said he had been ordered to rest. It said examinations of his skull did not show any problems.

The president had slipped in the bathroom and banged his head, said local media, citing an unidentified assistant to Bolsonaro.