Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba has been hospitalized in Saudi Arabia because of “severe fatigue” caused by a hectic work schedule, Bloomberg reports.
Bongo fell ill last week during a visit to Riyadh, where he was attending the Future Investment Initiative Forum and was sent to the hospital on Oct. 24, Ike Ngouoni Aila Oyouomi, a spokesman for the presidency, said Sunday.
“Doctors have ordered the president to rest,” Ngouoni said in a video sent to reporters in the capital, Libreville. “He’s feeling better.”
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman visited Bongo in the hospital on Oct. 25 to inquire about his health. The Gabonese presidency first declined to comment when Bongo failed to attend the forum, which led to rumors about his condition and whereabouts.