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King Abdullah undergoes successful back surgery

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Jordan’s King Abdullah has undergone a successful back surgery.

The King of Jordan, 60, underwent the surgery in Frankfurt, Germany, on Tuesday, 12 April, at a specialist clinic.

The surgery was to treat a thoracic herniated disc, which was the result of extreme physical activities from military duties, according to state media.

King Abdullah will undergo a period of rest before he returns to Jordan. He will reportedly remain in Germany for a week.

His son, Crown Prince Hussein, is acting regent.

Since the procedure, several Middle Eastern royals have reached out to the monarch to wish him well and check in on him after his procedure.

The King left for Germany from Jordan on Sunday, 10 April. The Royal Hashemite Court did not say if his wife, Queen Rania, accompanied him.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.