Portugal: Salvador Sobral leaves hospital and goes home after transplant

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This Monday couldn’t start in a better way. Tremendous news is coming from Portugal, where Salvador Sobral has left the hospital where he received a heart transplant on 8 December 2017.

Back on track

It gets better for Salvador Sobral. The winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev received a heart transplant on 8 December 2017 at Santa Cruz Hospital in Carnaxide, west from Lisbon. The news was announced by the singer on his Facebook page.

COMUNICADOÉ com enorme satisfação que partilhamos convosco que o Salvador Sobral já teve alta hospitalar durante a…

Geplaatst door Salvador Sobral op vrijdag 12 januari 2018

Salvador, at only 28 years of age, made a very satisfactory and uncomplicated recovery, according to the hospital. Nonetheless, he must avoid exposition to large crowds.

Before being hospitalised, Sobral had announced in September that he would make a career break for health reasons and indefinitely. The announcement caused a lot of concern among Eurofans.

A very successful 2017

The victory at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017, with the song Amar pelos dois, written by his sister Luísa Sobral, gave greater national and international visibility to the young musician.

Salvador Sobral ended 2017 as one of the winners of the European Border Breakers Awards and was recognised, along with his sister, as personality of the year by the Association of the Foreign Press in Portugal.

Watch again the winning performance of Salvador Sobral in Kiev:

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