Professor Dan Gilon, the cardiologist treating Rabbi Ovadia Yoseph at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem, said, Sunday afternoon, that the former Sephardic chief rabbi was relaxed and breathing on his own. Doctor Gilon said that during his current stay at the hospital, the Sephardic hareidi-religious Shas party's spiritual advisor has been prone to infection. He added that there were ups and downs and infections were to be expected, given his clinical condition and age.
Calling Rabbi Yoseph's condition serious but stable, Professor Gilon stressed that "The life of the rabbi , with his diseases and his age, is in danger. He is seriously ill and a threat to his life exists."