Dalai Lama cancels October US visits; still at Mayo Clinic for medical evaluation

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The Dalai Lama remains at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester days after canceling his U.S. appearances for the month of October.

According to The Associated Press and The Guardian, a hospital spokeswoman confirmed the 80-year-old is still at the clinic for an evaluation. No other information has been released.

The Dalai Lama's office announced Friday that a planned visit to the U.S. in October has been cancelled after doctors advised him to rest. The statement didn't offer any additional information on Friday, and there has been no update as of Sunday

On Thursday the Rochester Post Bulletin cited an email from the Dalai Lama's secretary saying he is not ill, but is at Mayo for his yearly checkup.

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