Apr 16, 2014

    Writer Garcia Marquez in 'fragile' state


    COLOMBIAN novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez is in a "very fragile" condition and at risk of complications while recovering at his Mexico City home from a recent hospitalisation, his family said on Monday.

    The family issued the statement one week after the 87-year-old Nobel literature laureate was released from a Mexico City hospital, where he had stayed for eight days to be treated for lung and urinary tract infections.

    The brief statement made no mention of a report earlier in the day by Mexican newspaper El Universal that Garcia Marquez is fighting cancer and is receiving palliative care due to his age.

    An oxygen tank and a medical bed were taken to his house right before the author of One Hundred Years Of Solitude left the hospital on April 8.