King departs for Germany tomorrow to undergo surgery to treat slipped disc

9 April 2022

His Majesty King Abdullah II departs for Germany on Sunday to undergo surgery to treat a thoracic herniated disc.
At the professional advice of Jordanian physicians who examined His Majesty, the surgery will take place at a specialised hospital in Frankfurt, Germany, this week.
His Majesty had previously been experiencing intermittent pain in the spinal cord after years of parachuting while serving in the Special Forces, but the pressure on the nerve due to the herniation has increased lately, which calls for undergoing surgery urgently, according to medical advice.
The surgery will be followed by rest for around a week, before His Majesty returns to Jordan.