Desmond Tutu returns for treatment in South African hospital

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Posted: Jul 28, 2015 2:18 PM
Desmond Tutu returns for treatment in South African hospital

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — South African retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has returned for hospital treatment, a week after he left a Cape Town hospital following an intensive antibiotics course for an infection, his foundation said Tuesday.

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate was readmitted to the hospital after expressing renewed discomfort, said the foundation, which is named after Tutu and his wife Leah.

The foundation quoted Tutu's daughter, Mpho, as saying her 83-year-old father's hospitalization was not related to his cancer treatment. Tutu has had prostate cancer for many years.

"His oncologist confirms that his PSA level is pleasingly low," the foundation statement said.

"His doctors considered it prudent for him to return to hospital for observation, the statement quoted Mpho Tutu as saying. "He'll have a few days of bed-rest while his medical dream team brings the situation under control and determines the next course of action, if any. He will stay in hospital until the weekend, at least."

Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for campaigning against apartheid.