Egypt's ousted, ailing president Mubarak slips in prison, hits his head
Egypt's ex-President Hosni Mubarak lays on a gurney inside a barred cage in the police academy courthouse in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, June 2, 2012 . (AP)
Published Saturday, December 15, 2012 3:02PM EST
CAIRO, Egypt -- An Egyptian security official says ousted president Hosni Mubarak has slipped in the bathroom in the prison where is serving a life sentence, hitting his head.
The official says the ailing Mubarak, 84, was treated in Cairo's Tora prison Saturday for head injuries and a chest bruise. He says Mubarak slipped before two months ago but did not injure himself.
The report comes at a particularly tense moment in the transition that has followed Mubarak's 2011 overthrow, as millions of Egyptians vote in a highly contentious referendum on a draft constitution written by a mostly Islamist panel.
Mubarak was convicted of failing to stop killings of protesters during the uprising. There have been conflicting reports about his health.
The official spoke anonymously as he wasn't authorized to talk to reporters.