Spain's king, 75, to undergo back hernia operation in March - 2nd operation in recent months

Associated Press

MADRID - Spain's royal palace says King Juan Carlos will undergo surgery next month for a lower back disc hernia.

It will be the 75-year-old monarch's second operation in recent months. He had hip surgery last November.

The palace said the king will undergo the hernia operation in a Madrid hospital on Mar. 3.

The king has had several other health issues in the past two years, including knee surgery and the removal of a benign lung tumour.

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