Peru’s former President Fujimori suffers fall, rushed to hospital


 Former President Alberto Fujimori was rushed to the hospital early Thursday morning, after falling in prison cell at 3:30 am.

According to the head of INPE, José Luis Pérez Guadalupe, Fujimori fell from his bed and hit his ear, which caused some bleeding and loss of consciousness for several minutes.

"It seems that the bedside rail was not properly raised, and he fell […] the problem was that the drawer of his desk was open and he hit this when he fell" Pérez said to local radio station RPP.

According to El Comercio, the former president was taken to the emergency room at Hospital de Neoplásicas.

Peréz said that he had spoken to Fujimori, and that he was already stable. He said Fujimori resting after having gone through routine medical testing.

"He did a scan, everything went well, he has four stitches on his ear, he is fully conscious, he said was well and that his family was on the way," he added.

According to local TV show “A Primera Hora”, Kenji Fujimori was already at the hospital with his father.

Peréz did not state how long the former President would remain in the hospital.

According to reports Fujimori underwent tests and received four stitches.