Saudi King Salman Undergoes Medical Checks for Lung Inflammation

Saudi King Salman

DUBAI: The news of the illness of Saudi Arabia’s 88-year-old King Salman bin Abdul Aziz has reverberated across the world. Not only was his Japan tour canceled, but concerns about his health have also escalated. The latest update on King Salman’s condition comes directly from Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman during a cabinet meeting in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. The crown prince shared reassuring information related to the health of King Salman, emphasizing that the monarch was receiving prompt medical attention.

Health Details:

  • Symptoms: King Salman was admitted to the hospital after experiencing joint pain and fever.
  • Diagnosis: Medical examinations at the Royal Clinics at Al Salam Palace in Jeddah revealed a lung infection.
  • Treatment: The treating medical team has initiated antibiotic therapy to address the inflammation.
  • Hospital: King Salman’s care is being overseen by the Royal Hospital at Al Salam Palace in Jeddah, a Red Sea port city.

Historical Context:

  • Monarch Since 2015: King Salman ascended to the throne in 2015, leading Saudi Arabia.
  • Crown Prince: His 38-year-old son, Mohammed bin Salman, holds the position of crown prince and is widely believed to manage day-to-day affairs in the kingdom.
  • Previous Health Incidents: In May 2022, King Salman underwent a colonoscopy, and in 2020, he had surgery to remove his gall bladder.
Saudi King Salman

Saudi Arabia, as the world’s largest exporter of crude oil, closely monitors the health of its ruling monarch. While there has been speculation about King Salman’s well-being in the past, this recent openness from the Royal Court provides valuable information to the public. We wish King Salman a swift recovery and continued stability for the kingdom.