In this April 24, 2013 file photo, Peruvian writer and Nobel Prize winner in literature Mario Vargas Llosa smiles during a press conference at the presentation of a new theater play in Madrid, Spain. Vargas Llosa is under observation, Thursday, June 21, 2018, at a Madrid hospital after sustaining light injuries in a fall at home. Image: AP/Daniel Ochoa de Olza
Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa hospitalized after fall at home
Associated Press / 05:29 PM June 22, 2018
MADRID (AP) — Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa is under observation at a Madrid hospital after sustaining light injuries in a fall at home.
The Spanish capital’s Hospital Ruber Juan Bravo says it admitted the 82-year-old Peruvian writer early Thursday with a bruised left buttock and a slight head injury.
The hospital says in a statement that Vargas Llosa was in severe pain from his bruised buttock, and doctors recommended that he remain in hospital for the time being.
It says the novelist underwent a series of tests. The statement provides no further details about his health.
The hospital says Vargas Llosa had recently returned from a trip to La Palma, one of Spain’s Canary Islands off northwest Africa. CC