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Nobel laureate Vargas Llosa hospitalized after fall at home

FILE - In this April 24, 2013 file photo, Peruvian writer and Nobel Prize winner in literature Mario Vargas Llosa smiles during a press conference at the presentation of a new theater play in Madrid, Spain. Vargas Llosa is under observation, Thursday, June 21, 2018, at a Madrid hospital after sustaining light injuries in a fall at home. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza, File)
June 21, 2018 - 9:15 AM

MADRID - Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa is under observation at a Madrid hospital after sustaining light injuries in a fall at home.

The Spanish capital's Hospital Ruber Juan Bravo says it admitted the 82-year-old Peruvian writer early Thursday with a bruised left buttock and a slight head injury.

The hospital says in a statement that Vargas Llosa was in severe pain from his bruised buttock, and doctors recommended that he remain in hospital for the time being.

It says the novelist underwent a series of tests. The statement provides no further details about his health.

The hospital says Vargas Llosa had recently returned from a trip to La Palma, one of Spain's Canary Islands off northwest Africa.

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