Former president Shimon Peres suffered a stroke on Tuesday and is said to be in serious condition. Peres was rushed to the Sheba Medical Center after consulting with his doctor and informing him that he was feeling weak.
Peres’s office said that he was stable, but his doctors decided to sedate him and put him on respirator as he undergoes medical treatment. He is also due to undergo a CT scan.
He was accompanied by Dr. Ayelet Frisch as his personal physician and son-in-law Prof. Rafi Walden is out of the country.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has spoken to the head of the Sheba Medical Center and received an update on Peres’s situation.
“I wish former president Shimon Peres speedy recovery. Shimon, we love you, and the entire nation prays for your recovery,” Netanyahu wrote on social media.
Interior Minister Aryeh Deri added prayers of his own, writing on Twitter, “I pray for the recovery of Shimon, son of Sarah, the former president and prime minister of Israel.”
Peres, 93, was hospitalized at Sheba Medical Center for two days about six months ago with slight heart arrhythmia. Two weeks later, he was hospitalized with a very minor heart attack. He went through a successful catheterization procedure, and returned home after five days.