Thai king suffers brain bleeding

The 84-year-old king had "experienced intermittent twitching of his right hand" on Thursday night.

Written by Agencies | Bangkok | Published: July 13, 2012 4:30 pm

Thailand’s 84-year-old king has suffered brain bleeding,forcing him to cancel a planned trip to a nearby province,the royal palace announced on Friday.

King Bhumibol Adulyadej had “experienced intermittent twitching of his right hand and his heart beat was slightly

increased on Thursday night.”

“An X-ray computerised tomography of his brain revealed that there was minute subdural bleeding in the left frontal area. After medication was given intravenously last night the

seizure disappeared,” a statement issued by the royal palace said.

It said that doctors urged him not to take on any duties for a while.

Doctors said that after the medication the king’s right hand movement,heart beat and pressure were normal.

The king had been scheduled to visit a development project on Sunday in the western province of Ratchaburi.

The king was admitted to the hospital in September 2009 after suffering respiratory problems.

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