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John Howard released from hospital after appendicitis surgery

Former Australian prime minister John Howard has been released from hospital after having emergency surgery on Monday last week.The 81-year-old reportedly had a “sudden attack of appendicitis” and was rushed to Sydney’s Royal North Shore private hospital after visiting his GP.He underwent emergency surgery and, at the time, was “recovering well”.A spokesperson told NCA NewsWire…

Former Australian prime minister John Howard has been released from hospital after having emergency surgery on Monday last week.

The 81-year-old reportedly had a “sudden attack of appendicitis” and was rushed to Sydney’s Royal North Shore private hospital after visiting his GP.

He underwent emergency surgery and, at the time, was “recovering well”.

A spokesperson told NCA NewsWire Mr Howard was discharged over the weekend and is recovering at home.

“He is most grateful for the wonderful attention he received from the surgeons, other medical and nursing staff at the Royal North Shore Hospital,” the spokesman said.

Mr Howard, who was prime minister from 1996-2007, is Australia’s oldest living former prime minister, and the second-longest serving leader after Sir Robert Menzies.

He was leader of the Liberal Party between 1985 and 1989 and again between 1995 and 2007.

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