Pakistani politician and former cricketer Imran Khan is recovering in the hospital after a fall that essentially ends his public campaigning in the run-up to elections this Saturday.
Doctors treated the leader of the Pakistan Movement for Justice party for injuries to his head and back after he fell more than four meters Tuesday from a raised platform at an election rally in Lahore.
Imran Khan cheers his supporters after his visit to the mausoleum of Mohammad Ali Jinnah, founder and first governor-general of Pakistan, during an election campaign in Karachi, May 7, 2013.
Khan's injuries are not life-threatening, but doctors say they have advised the 60-year-old politician to stay in bed and rest for about a week.
A televised statement that Khan gave overnight from his hospital bed urged people to vote for his PTI party in the May 11 elections.
This week's vote will mark a democratic milestone in a country ruled for half of its history by the military. It will be the first time a civilian government has served a full term and handed power to another through the ballot box.