Lech Walesa checked into hospital, cancelled visits to Italy and Romania

The emblematic leader of the “Solidarity” trade union and former Polish president Lech Walesa, aged 67, checked into a hospital in Gdansk, suffering from gastric problems and fever. “I have been feeling ill since Tuesday. I had a 39 degree fever, gastric problems, trembling. Yesterday afternoon I decided to go to the hospital,” Lech Walesa stated, for AFP, quoted by HotNews. “They got me on perfusions. The doctors have managed to lower the fever, but they have yet to give a diagnosis and want to keep me in hospital at least until Sunday,” the 1983 Nobel Peace Prize-laureate stated. “I hope things will get back to normal by next week,” he continued, adding that he had had to cancel his scheduled visits to Italy and Romania.

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