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Thomas Markle rejected surgery in Mexican hospital: ministry

AFP  |  Mexico City 

Meghan Markle's father was diagnosed with heart problems in but refused to undergo surgery, the health ministry in Baja state, where he lives, has said.

Thomas Markle, who has already confirmed he will not attend his daughter's wedding to Britain's on Saturday, went to de Playas early in the morning on May 3 complaining of "heart pain," the ministry said.

Markle, 73, underwent emergency on Wednesday at a different hospital, according to the celebrity website TMZ.

According to the health ministry statement, days earlier he arrived at the having experienced hours of discomfort "without any physical exertion." He underwent testing and received pain medication, before being diagnosed with heart disease, the statement added.

However, Markle rejected any treatment following the diagnosis and declined to be transported to his Rosarito home.

"The patient decided to voluntarily leave on the afternoon of Friday May 4, to continue his care at a private medical facility," the ministry said.

Markle, an Emmy award-winning television lighting director, has been at the center of a over whether he would walk his daughter down the aisle, before finally pulling out for good due to health reasons.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 12:15 IST