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84-year-old Thai King Suffers Brief Health Crisis

13 July 2012

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. A statement issued by the royal palace said that King Bhumibol Adulyadej had twitching in his right hand and a slightly increased pulse rate on 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.—AP