On 10 October, Thai palace officials announced King Bhumibol Adulyadej was in unstable condition following hemodialysis treatment. Adulyadej has been hospitalized several times over the last decade. Reuters reports the announcement of the decline in the king's health was unusual for palace officials, as palace officials typically announce periods of recovery or improvement. Adulyadej has ruled for over 70 years, making him the longest ruling monarch.
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