Netanyahu Says He’s Feeling ‘Very Good’ After Hospitalized With Apparent Dehydration

By Times of Israel
Posted on 07/15/23 | News Source: Times of Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saturday evening that he was feeling “very good” after being rushed to the emergency room at Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan earlier in the day.

He was undergoing “further routine examination” on Saturday evening after the hospital said it assessed he was suffering from dehydration and “nothing untoward was found” in initial tests.

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In a video statement from Sheba issued at around 7:15 p.m., Netanyahu said: “Yesterday I was with my wife at the Sea of Galilee, in the sun, without a hat, without water. Not a good idea,” he added with a smile.

“I first of all want to thank all of you for your concern, and to thank the excellent medical teams here at Sheba who checked me. Thank God I feel very good,” he went on. “But I have one request from you, we are in the midst of a heatwave, so I ask of you, spend less time in the sun, drink more water, and may we all have a good week,” Netanyahu concluded.

In a joint statement about an hour earlier, Sheba and the Prime Minister’s Office had said: “The prime minister spent several hours in the heat of the day at the Sea of Galilee yesterday. Today, he complained of slight dizziness,” and his doctor recommended he come to Sheba.

“Initial tests have come back normal, with nothing untoward found. The initial assessment is dehydration. On the doctors’ advice, the prime minister is undergoing further routine tests,” the statement added.

Netanyahu, 73, was brought by convoy from his home in Caesarea, where he was spending the weekend. He was said to be fully conscious and walking without assistance.