German Chancellor Angela Merkel
sparked concerns for her health again after she was seen shaking uncontrollably
during a ceremony in Berlin where she met German President Frank Walter
The video footage shows that Merkel
crossed her arms in order to control the tremors which lasted for about two
Ten days earlier, the German
Chancellor also shook uncontrollably during a ceremony to welcome the new
Ukrainian President, Vladimir Zelensky.
Her first episode of tremors was attributed then to dehydration due to
Observers noted that the temperature
last Thursday was only 19°C, so they dismissed dehydration as the cause of
Merkel’s second episode.
Merkel’s team was quick to tone down
speculations by saying that it was caused by her fear of the recurrence of her
A journalist later asked the German
Chancellor about the distressing moment during a news conference:
“We saw that when you were waiting
outside during the military honors, you started shaking.
“How are you personally feeling?
Should citizens be worried?”
Chancellor Merkel smiled, shook her
head and mouthed “no”.
Merkel’s staff told reporters, “There
is nothing to worry about. The memory of the incident last week led to the
situation today. It’s a psychological process.”
The German leader later assured
reporters: “I have nothing particular to report, but I’m fine, I’m convinced,
just as this reaction occurred it will go away again.”
When asked if she has consulted a
doctor, Merkel dodged the question.
Bild, Germany’s largest
tabloid in circulation, reported yesterday that Western Intelligence service
believe that the leader is suffering from a “neurological problem” and are
currently trying to gain access to Merkel’s health records.
“One leading western intelligence
service is certain: that the health problem of the German chancellor ‘is a
neurological problem’,” the tabloid noted without giving further details.
A spokesman from Merkel’s office
confirmed that the Chancellor is well enough to attend the G20 summit in
“Everything is taking
place as planned. The Chancellor is well.”