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Dharamshala — The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, canceled all of his U.S. visits for October at the advice of doctors following a medical check-up this week, his office said in a statement on September 25.

The statement said doctors had urged the Nobel Peace Laureate to rest for several weeks, though it gave no indication that he was ill nor details about his state of health.

On Sunday, Mayo spokeswoman Ginger Plumbo confirmed he remained at the clinic for evaluation but said she could offer no further details about his stay.

"His Holiness the Dalai Lama is in the United States for a medical check-up," the statement said.

"The doctors have advised His Holiness to rest for the next several weeks. As a result, His Holiness' planned October U.S. visit has been cancelled," his office said.

"We deeply regret the inconvenience caused by this decision and apologize to all the people who have worked so hard in organizing the visit as well as to the public," it said, adding: "We thank you for your support and understanding."

Smith College issued a statement on Friday saying "the Dalai Lama had canceled scheduled appearances for October there and at two nearby Massachusetts schools, Amherst College and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst."