CAIRO: Former President Hosni Mubarak underwent surgery on his left thigh bone at Maadi Military Hospital Thursday after he fell to the ground in his room, according to Karem Hussein, the administrator of the pro-Mubarak “Asfeen ya rayes” (We are sorry, Mr. President) Facebook page in comments to The Cairo Post Thursday.
Hussein said that Mubarak’s health condition following the surgery was critical and that if it stayed so, the Facebook page’s followers will demand his treatment abroad.
In 2012, Mubarak, 86, was sentenced to life imprisonment for complicity in the killing of protestors during the January 25 Revolution. However, the court overturned the verdict and he, along with his former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly and six others are being retried in the case.
With his latest medical problems, Mubarak will likely be unable to attend his next court session scheduled for July 6. Doctors advised him to rest and not to move for several months until he recovers, medical sources told Youm7.
“It is not the first time Mubarak has fallen down to the ground, he fell twice to the ground during the [former President Mohamed] Morsi era,” Hussein said.
Mubarak, along with his sons Gamal and Alaa, was sentenced in May to a three-year jail term for corruption and was transferred to Maadi Military Hospital.