SOUTH AFRICA: Desmond Tutu Readmitted Into Hospital Few Weeks After Discharge
South African Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu has been hospitalised with a persistent infection just a week after being discharged following treatment for the same ailment, according to his foundation.
Tutu was readmitted to a hospital in Cape Town after expressing renewed discomfort, a statement by the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation said on Tuesday.
"His doctors considered it prudent for him to return to hospital for observation," the statement read.
Tutu was first hospitalised for the infection on July 14.
The 83-year-old Nobel Peace laureate also continues battling prostate cancer he has lived with for 15 years, but his foundation said the current infection was unrelated.