Dalai Lama checks in to Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for evaluation

Posted at 3:47 PM, Sep 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-27 17:47:25-04
By Dana Ford


(CNN) — The Dalai Lama is at Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic for medical evaluation, a spokeswoman told CNN on Sunday.

Ginger Plumbo declined to talk about why he was there or for how long.

His office announced last week that the Dalai Lama had canceled a series of October appearances in the United States on the advice of his U.S. doctors.

The Dalai Lama, 80, was told to rest for several weeks after a routine checkup, his office said.

The spiritual leader of the people of Tibet had been scheduled to speak at events in Colorado, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Utah beginning on October 17.

CNN’s Sheena Jones and Steve Almasy contributed to this report.

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