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Dalai Lama cancels visit to US after doctors advise rest

Published 25/09/2015

The Dalai Lama has been told to rest by doctors
The Dalai Lama has been told to rest by doctors

The Dalai Lama has said his doctors are advising him to rest and so he is cancelling a planned October visit to the United States.

The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader made the announcement on his website, a few hours after the University of Colorado announced he had cancelled his visit there.

The 80-year-old was at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, this week for what was described as a check-up.

The statement gave no more details about his condition.

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