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Merkel, 64, brushes off concerns over health after she was twice seen shaking

‘I’m fine!’: Merkel, 64, brushes off concerns over her health after she is twice seen shaking and insists she is ‘convinced it will just go away

  • Mrs Merkel addressed rumours at end of the Group of 20 summit in Japan today
  • She took long-distance flight to get there and took part in gruelling negotiations
  • On Thursday, 64-year-old appeared unsteady and was shaking at event in Berlin
  • Last week, whole body shook as she met Ukraine president, Volodymyr Zelensky 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she understands reporters’ questions surrounding her health after two incidents this month in which she was seen shaking at public events, but insisted: ‘I’m fine.’

Mrs Merkel said at the end of the Group of 20 summit in Japan which included a long-distance flight and gruelling negotiations with other world leaders: ‘I’m convinced, just as this reaction occurred it will go away again.’

The 64-year-old appeared unsteady and was seen shaking at a ceremony in Berlin on Thursday.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she understands reporters’ questions surrounding her health after two incidents this month in which she was seen shaking at public events, but insisted: ‘I’m fine.’

The health scare came just hours before she was due to board the plane for Japan, sparking new questions about her health.  

A  German government spokesman said Merkel would not cancel any appointments in the next two days – saying ‘The chancellor is well.’

Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert later tweeted she was on the way to Osaka for the G20 summit, and that ‘numerous bilateral talks with other leaders are planned’.

Chancellor Angela Merkel was seen shaking as she met President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin

Chancellor Angela Merkel was seen shaking as she met President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin

The German Chancellor was seen folding her arms as she attempted to contain the juddering motion

The German Chancellor was seen folding her arms as she attempted to contain the juddering motion

The 64-year-old chancellor’s arms and body could be seen noticeably trembling as she met Germany’s President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. 

For around two minutes, she continually folded her arms in an apparent attempt to stop her hands and body from violently juddering.

Close-up footage showed the difficulty she was having trying to keep the quivering under control as she gripped her arms together.

And last week, her whole body shook as she stood outside in hot weather alongside Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky.

Mrs Merkel said afterwards that she was fine after drinking three glasses of water, which she ‘apparently needed’.

Today, the German chancellor was pictured at the G20 summit in Osaka speaking with French president Emmanuel Macron.

And she also greeted Turkish president Recep Tayipp Erdogan.  

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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