Ex-Australian PM to have gall bladder surgery

Ex-Australian PM to have gall bladder surgery

Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd was admitted to hospital today for gall bladder surgery.

A statement from his office said Mr Rudd underwent a series of medical tests after suffering acute abdominal pain yesterday.

He will have an operation to remove his gall bladder later today, the statement said.

The ex-premier, who was ousted by his deputy, Julia Gillard, last month, is expected to be in hospital for a few days, giving him some rest from campaigning for his Queensland parliament seat ahead of August 21 elections.

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