His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan Returns Home After Having Back Surgery in Germany.

On Tuesday, April 19, the Royal Hashemite Court announced that His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan has returned home to Al Husseiniya Palace in Amman after having back surgery for a Thoracic Herniated Disc at a hospital in Frankfurt, Germany.

Prior to the surgery, His Majesty had been experiencing intermittent pain in the spinal cord after years of parachuting while serving in the Jordanian Special Forces, but the pressure on the nerve due to the herniation has increased lately, which calls for undergoing surgery urgently, according to medical advice.

Upon his arrival at Marka Military Airport, His Majesty was warmly welcomed home by various members of the Jordanian royal family including His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II and numerous senior Government as well as royal officials. Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan was by His Majesty’s side during his stay in Germany.