JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Nelson Mandela was recently hospitalized on June 8 for a recurring lung infection.
The 94-year-old former South African president and anti-apartheid activist has struggled with respiratory problems. Here is a list of his recent hospital visits:
Feb 25, 2012: Enters hospital for "long-standing abdominal pain". Discharged a day later after a keyhole abdominal examination showed there was nothing seriously wrong.
Dec 8, 2012-Jan 6, 2013: Initially admitted for medical tests, Mandela spends much of December in hospital for treatment of the lung infection and surgery to have gallstones removed.
The stay was his longest in hospital since his release from prison in 1990.
March 9, 2013: Admitted to hospital for a scheduled medical check-up. Discharged a day later and reported by the government to be "well"..
March 28-April 6, 2013: Spends about 10 days in hospital for treatment of pneumonia. Discharged after a "sustained and gradual improvement" in his condition, according to the government.
June 8, 2013: Taken to hospital with recurrence of a lung infection. In a "serious but stable" condition, the government said.
(Reporting by David Dolan; Editing by Matthew Tostevin)