Brazil’s far-right presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday underwent surgery for complications from a stab wound he suffered while campaigning.
The operation was necessary because of a blockage of the small intestine, Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo said, adding that the procedure was successful.
With the much more popular former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in prison and out of the race, Bolsonaro is leading in the polls ahead of the October 7 vote for a new president.
A leftwing assailant stabbed Bolsonaro last week as he did a campaign walkabout in the town of Juiz de Flora in southeastern Minas Gerais state.
After the attack, he first underwent a colostomy.
Bolsonaro’s son Flavio said the latest surgery went well.
“My father is paying a very high price for wanting to save Brazil. He is literally giving his blood,” the son, a state lawmaker who is running for a seat in the federal senate, wrote on Twitter.