Gabriel García Márquez, the iconic Colombian author and Nobel Prize recipient, was released from the hospital and allowed to return home on Tuesday after a battle with a lung infection.
The 87-year old is expected to recover, but due to his age, health officials say, his condition puts him in a fragile place.
“His condition is delicate due to his age. He will recover at home,” said Jaqueline Piñeda, spokeswoman for the National Medical Sciences and Nutrition Institute.
“The Nobel laureate’s family has given reassurances that he is doing well and his health is stable,” said BBC’s Alberto Najar.
Garcia Marquez has made few public appearances in recent years and recently his family went public with the news that he suffers from dementia.
“He has problems with his memory. Sometimes I cry because I feel like I’m losing him,” his brother, Jamie Garcia Marquez, said.
Best known for his work One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Garcia Marquez is widely considered to be one of the greatest Spanish-language authors of all time. His 1967 work has sold over 30 million copies worldwide.
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