Nepal's ex-crown prince hospitalised in Bangkok after suffering heart attack

BANGKOK (AP) - Nepal's former crown prince is in critical condition in a Bangkok hospital after suffering a heart attack.

Dornath Aryal, the head of Nepal's Embassy in Thailand, said Thursday that doctors told him the 41-year-old Paras Shah was slightly better two days after being rushed to Samitivej Hospital but was still in critical condition. He said doctors were unwilling to give a prognosis until they were able to do an MRI.

Shah is the only son of former King Gyanendra, who left the throne in 2008 when Nepal became a republic. As crown prince, Shah was criticized for hard partying and frequent brawling.

Shah lives in Thailand, where he gained notoriety last year after arrests on marijuana possession charges and for allegedly vandalizing a hotel room.