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French President Nicolas Sarkozy falls ill while jogging

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posted on Jul, 26 2009 @ 11:28 AM

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been taken to hospital after becoming ill while jogging, his office said.

Mr Sarkozy's chief of staff said the president was "doing well" and talking normally with medics at the military hospital, AFP news agency reported.

Earlier, aides told AFP that the 54-year-old president was suffering from a "minor" nerve complaint.

He had immediately been seen by his doctor after "feeling faint", his office said.

The incident happened at Mr Sarkozy's weekend retreat near Versailles, outside Paris, and he was taken to a military hospital, AFP said.

The Elysee Palace had no further official information.

AFP reported that Mr Sarkozy had suffered a vagal nerve attack, adding that it could involve a brief loss of consciousness and change in the heart rate.

The vagal nerve is a major nerve that runs from the abdomen to the brain and controls many functions.

Mr Sarkozy is regularly seen running and is a keen cyclist.

The Elysee Palace said earlier this month that his last medical examination - on 3 July - showed normal results for cardiovascular and blood tests.

Shortly after his election, his first medical bulletin showed him to be in "good" health.

He campaigned for greater transparency of presidential health bulletins during his presidential campaign, yet a brief hospital stay in late 2007 was not revealed until three months after it happened.

Several French presidents have been accused of glossing over health problems, notably the late Francois Mitterrand, who concealed that he was seriously ill with cancer.

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posted on Jul, 26 2009 @ 12:06 PM
This is news?

Who cares if the French President fell ill whilst jogging? The guy is a corporate shill anyway.

What about the hundreds of other people that fall ill every day whilst going about their lives? They don't get a mention in the news.

What about the people that are murdered because governments fund terrorism, or are complicit in criminal organisations and their activities... they don't get a mention.

This is non-news.

posted on Jul, 26 2009 @ 12:16 PM
Hope he gets well soon! I love his antics!

The reason why it's news is because he the president of France! Don't you think it would be strange if it was wasen't picked up by the media?


posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 12:59 PM
That's too bad. I hope he feels better soon!
I'm just starting to like this guy, he's starting to speak out against socialism and religious fundamentalism!

Feel better you creepy french B@$t@rd!

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