SINGAPORE (AFP) – Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was discharged from hospital Wednesday after undergoing surgery for prostate cancer and his doctor said he should make a full recovery.
Lee, 63, posted a photo of the view from his hospital window on his Facebook page with the caption: “Day 3 – Sunrise over the city. Met the doctors just now. I am going home this morning!” His office later issued a statement saying he was discharged from the government Singapore General Hospital.
“PM’s pathology report is good. The disease is small but potentially significant,” his doctor, Professor Christopher Cheng, said in the statement. “We are very glad we are able to detect and remove it in time. PM should make a full recovery.”
Lee, son of the city-state’s founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, 91, underwent surgery on Monday after tests in January confirmed the prostate cancer.
It is the second bout with cancer for the prime minister, who underwent chemotherapy for lymphoma in 1993 and is now in remission.