Saudi King Abdullah has undergone successful surgery in New York and is feeling "much better," Al-Arabiya television reported on Wednesday. The 86-year-old monarch "underwent successful surgery in New York and is doing much better following the operation," said the Saudi-owned news channel.
King Abdullah flew on Monday to the United States to undergo treatment for a herniated disc.
The king had "a back surgery, in which the blood clot was extracted, the slipped disc was corrected, and the injured vertebrae was stabilized in Presbyterian Hospital in the United States of America," the Saudi Press Agency quoted the statement as saying. "The operation was accomplished successfully," it added.