Angela Merkel is a German Chancellor and she dismissed concerns about her health after visibly trembling at an official ceremony on Tuesday, she explained that she was just a bit dehydrated in the heat.
Merkel on Tuesday in the midday sun stood next to Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, who came visiting, she was welcoming him to her office building with military honours, when the incidence happened.
“She was standing next to me and completely safe,” Zelensky said.
There were brief concerns about her health in 2014 when she was taken ill during a television interview. The broadcast was briefly interrupted when she experienced a drop in blood pressure.
Her spokesman Steffen Seibert explained at the time the leader did not feel well for a moment, then ate and drank something and continued the interview.