"At a routine examination they detected a small tumor that was successfully removed during an emergency surgery," he tweeted on Wednesday. The president added he was doing "100-percent fine" and would be discharged on Thursday.
Muy agradecido por toda su solidaridad, sus oraciones y bendiciones. En la revisión de rutina detectaron un pequeño tumor que ya fue intervenido satisfactoriamente en una cirugía de emergencia pero sin riesgo. Mañana recibo el alta. Estoy muy bien, ¡100 puntos! pic.twitter.com/ysirz0tM1w— Evo Morales Ayma (@evoespueblo) 4 июля 2018 г.
The 58-year-old Evo Morales has been in power since 2006 and has signaled an intention to run for a fourth term next year.
In 2013, the Plurinational Constitutional Tribunal already allowed Morales to run for his third term despite the fact that the constitution prohibited such a move. The tribunal's ruling was made after a number of Bolivia's civil movements proposed the initiative, however, the country's opposition has largely criticized the move.
According to Reuters, Evo Morales previously underwent surgery in Cuba to remove a benign tumor from his throat and in Bolivia for football-related injuries to his knee.