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PM treated in hospital for bad back

David Cameron has undergone hospital treatment after complaining about a "phenomenally bad back".

In a tweet, Mr Cameron revealed that he had treatment.

"I've been treated for a bad back/protruding disc at Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre today. The staff say all will be back to normal very soon," he said on Twitter.

It comes after Mr Cameron said in a pre-recorded interview with the BBC that he had had a scan which showed he had a protruding disc.

During a family holiday on the Scottish island of Jura, the Prime Minister, who enjoys deer stalking, said his back pain meant he avoided the hunting activity, which requires crawling on the ground.

He said of the whisky-producing island: "It's a great place to unwind. I like the great outdoors. I like an active holiday.

"The people are incredibly friendly. It's just a great way to recharge your batteries. And when you're up a hill on a stiff walk and the rain's coming down and then glorious sunshine with these fantastic views - there's nowhere better to be."

The island is home to thousands of red deer and, according to the Prime Minister, deer stalking is "probably one of the most defendable" field sports. He also denied giving up hunting because of opposition to the sport by some people.

"I find now I'd rather go for a walk and this year I've got a phenomenally bad back so I really don't think I'll be able to crawl," he said.

"It's a lot of crawling through the heather sometimes for a very, very long time."


From Belfast Telegraph