The health of deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has deteriorated sharply in the past two days, and he is receiving oxygen to the brain, according to an unconfirmed report by the Kuwaiti newspaper Al Rai.
He went into a coma within the past 48 hours, the newspaper reported. It stated that colon cancer is spreading and threatens to enter the final pre-death stage. He was hospitalized in February at the same time he was being interrogated for fraud and murdering protesters.
Mubarak, who was ousted in the uprising against his regime earlier this year, reportedly has been suffering from colon cancer, although the Egyptian Gazette published a denial on Saturday. “Whatever has recently been said about the deterioration of Mubarak’s health is rumor,” Doctor Adel el-Adawi told el-Youm el-Sabea.
Mubarak, facing trial for fraud and killing protesters, is in Sharm el-Sheikh Hospital.
Sources close to the family said that the medical team treating Mubarak ruled out chemotherapy because he is too weak to withstand it, Al Rai added.
Mubarak reportedly flew to Germany last year, where doctors reportedly removed part of the cancer in what was said to be complicated surgery.