84-year-old Thai king suffers brief health crisis
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84-year-old Thai king suffers brief health crisis

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s 84-year-old king has canceled a planned trip outside the hospital where he’s stayed for more than two years after suffering a brief health crisis.


Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Pic: AP.

A statement issued by the royal palace said that King Bhumibol Adulyadej had twitching in his right hand and a slightly increased pulse rate Thursday evening, and that a scan of his brain found bleeding in the outer membrane.

According to the statement, the king was given medicine intravenously and recovered Friday morning, with a normal pulse rate and blood pressure and no more twitching of his hand. It said doctors urged him not to take on any duties for a while.

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