Australian former PM leaves hospital after operation

19:21, August 02, 2010      

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Australian former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has been discharged on Monday from hospital after a surgery to remove his gall bladder.

Rudd suffered acute abdominal pain on Thursday and was admitted to the Mater Private Hospital in Brisbane on Friday for surgery.

A statement released by a spokesperson for Rudd said he left hospital on Monday evening.

"Rudd's medical specialists indicate that his recovery is proceeding well," the statement said.

A spokesman for the former prime minister told the Australian Associated Press that Rudd would return to work once his doctor advises he can.

"He hopes it will be later this week, but will act on the advice of the medical specialists."

In a previous statement, Rudd said he planned to resume campaigning this week in his own electorate and the rest of the country as appropriate.

Source: Xinhua

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