Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke hospitalised

Former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke was admitted to hospital in Sydney overnight.

The 88-year-old is understood to be “fine” and in Royal North Shore hospital for some “minor tests”, a Labor spokesman said.

Rumours began circulating on Monday evening that Mr Hawke had suffered a stroke, however that is incorrect.


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Mr Hawke served as Australia’s 23rd Prime Minister from 1983-1991.

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