Dalai Lama Breezes Through Gall Stone Surgery

Operation follows latest trip back to hospital with abdominal pain
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 10, 2008 2:13 AM CDT
The Dalai Lama has been hospitalized in New Delhi with abdominal problems and may undergo surgery.   (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
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(Newser) – The Dalai Lama underwent gall stone surgery today in India after he was rushed to a hospital again suffering from abdominal pain, reports the Times of London. The 73-year-old spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists spent four days in a hospital with similar pains in August. The operation went off "without a hitch," said a spokesman. The Dalia Lama's recent health troubles have raised concerns about a successor.