Anwar Ibrahim, rushed to hospital for severe prolapsed disc, 'getting better': Wan Azizah

Pakatan Harapan's de factor leader Anwar Ibrahim at home in Kuala Lumpur on May 18, 2018. He was rushed to the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre in Petaling Jaya for treatment on June 23 after his return from Turkey.
Pakatan Harapan's de factor leader Anwar Ibrahim at home in Kuala Lumpur on May 18, 2018. He was rushed to the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre in Petaling Jaya for treatment on June 23 after his return from Turkey.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

SHAH ALAM (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim is in a better condition after being admitted to Universiti Malaya Medical Center on Saturday (June 23) after suffering severe pain due to a prolapsed disc.

His wife Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said she had visited him early Sunday (June 24) morning.

"He is getting better and he will be getting further treatment by the doctors," Dr Wan Azizah told reporters  at the Selangor state government's open house. 

Her husband was given a royal pardon from his five-year prison sentence following Pakatan Harapan’s victory in the 14th General Election

A statement issued by the family said he was rushed to the hospital  due to a severe prolapsed disc.

"We have been advised to request that our father not receive any visitors as he undergoes the necessary observation and treatment," said the statement.

Datuk Seri Anwar, adviser of the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), was taken to the hospital after complaining of shoulder and back pain.

Media reports said that the 70-year-old was unable to move upon his return from Turkey several hours earlier.

Mr Anwar was in Turkey to lend support to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is seeking re-election on Sunday.

Mr Anwar has been suffering from continuous pain in his right shoulder, which worsened after a car accident on Sept 22 last year.

He underwent surgery on his right shoulder at Hospital Kuala Lumpur in November last year.