Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej leaves the Siriraj Hospital for a ceremony at the Grand Palace in Bangkok in this Dec. 5, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang/Files
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Thailand's 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej is under close watch for "irregular contraction of the heart muscles," the Royal Household Bureau said in a statement Wednesday.Most Thais have known no other monarch, as the king ascended the throne 70 years ago.Doctors have administered food to the king intravenously, the palace said.The king's wife, Queen Sirikit, 83, is also ailing. In a rare statement on her health last month the palace said Queen Sirikit had "insufficient blood in the brain".
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