Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has been admitted to King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh for medical checks.
State news agency SPA reported that the king was hospitalized due to an inflammation in the gall bladder.
SPA said it was quoting a statement from the Royal Court.
The 84-year-old king was crowned in 2015, becoming also the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
He was the deputy governor of Riyadh and later the governor of Riyadh for 48 years from 1963 to 2011.
Crown Prince Salman has been running the Kingdom for some years now.