Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques undergoes successful back surgery in New York

Royal Court statement says blood clot extracted, slipped disc corrected

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud successfully underwent back surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital in the United States of America, the Royal Court said in a statement issued in Riyadh.

The statement explained that 'Thanks to God Almighty, the King had a back operation in which a blood clot was extracted, the slipped disc was corrected and the injured vertebrae was stabilized', adding that the surgery was accomplished successfully.

King Abdullah received on Tuesday a telephone call from President Barack Obama of the United States of America, during which he was reassured about the King's health, welcomed him to the United States of America and wished him good health and recovery.

The King thanked the U.S. President for his noble feelings.