On Saturday, March 9, 2013, His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain was discharged from the La Milagrosa Hospital in Madrid after having an operation for a herniated disc on the lumbosacral area of the spine last Sunday.

According to His Majesty’s surgeon, Dr. Manuel de la Torre Gutiérrez, the old king will continue his rehabilitation, at Palacio de la Zarzuela, for the two to six months, “The first phase will focus on the lower back and later continue with leg exercises…” explains Dr. de la Torre Gutiérrez in a press conference earlier this week.