Nobel Laureate, Desmond Tutu was readmitted in a South African hospital on Saturday.
This was just days after he was discharged following three weeks of treatment.
The 84-year old retired archbishop returned to the hospital “as a precaution after his surgical wound had shown signs of infection,” a family statement quoted Tutu’s wife as saying.
Desmond Tutu hospitalized again
Tutu “underwent the surgical procedure 10 days ago to address the cause of recurring infections resulting from past treatment received for prostate cancer” the statement said.
Tutu had been getting treatment for prostate cancer for many years and was hospitalized several times last year. His family has previously said the cancer is under control.
The Archbishop was an outspoken opponent of Apartheid and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.