Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro wears a Santa hat during the Christmas celebration with staff and students at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. He told Brazilian TV that he temporarily lost his memory after a fall Monday night.
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Updated: December 25, 2019 11:29 PM ET | Originally published: December 24, 2019 8:30 PM EST

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was discharged from a hospital Tuesday after recovering from a fall at the presidential palace that affected his memory.

Bolsonaro, 64, had a quiet night and left the Armed Forces Hospital in Brasilia following about ten hours under observation, according to a statement from the presidency.

The president temporarily lost his memory after the fall but later recovered it, he said in a televised interview to Band TV on Tuesday.

“I didn’t know, for instance, what I had done during the day yesterday,” Bolsonaro said. “I fell on my back. I slipped forward and fell on my back. I lost my memory, but thank God, everything is in peace.”

The president was rushed to the hospital shortly after 9 p.m. local time on Monday after falling in the bathroom of the presidential palace. No lesions were found during a brain scan and doctors recommended he rest at home following his release, according to the presidency.

Bolsonaro was elected last year. He has been hospitalized several times since being stabbed on the campaign trail in September 2018, mostly related to the attack. Doctors ruled out skin cancer after Bolsonaro underwent a dermatological medical evaluation earlier this month.

–With assistance from Maria Luiza Rabello.

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