Russian President Vladimir Putin fell down a flight of stairs and defiled himself this week amid growing speculation that his health is failing, an anti-Kremlin Telegram channel with apparent links to his security team said.
Putin, 70, suffered a tragic fall at his official Moscow residence on Wednesday evening, according to the Telegram channel “General SVR,” which it claims is run by a former Russian spy.
The ailing Russian leader reportedly fell five levels before landing on his tail.
Although his bodyguards immediately rushed to his aid, the impact of his fall caused Putin to “involuntarily collapse” due to “cancer of the stomach and intestines”, according to the channel.
The incident is the latest health scare for Putin, who is reportedly suffering from worsening cancer and Parkinson’s disease amid the conflict in Ukraine.
“Three guards helped the president to the nearest bed and called a doctor, who works in the residence,” said General SVR.
“No one criticizes [was diagnosed]the president’s condition was stable near the night, he can walk alone, with pain in the coccyx area but he only has trouble sitting”.
This article pointed out that there is already a special investigation to find out the reason for the fall of the president.
The notoriously paranoid Russian leader is said to wear slip-on shoes, and the stairs in his official residence were deemed safe.
“As it turns out, all the precautions can be wasted when the muscles are shot,” the message concluded.
Putin appeared to shake off the injury, and less than a day later he was photographed touring a laboratory in Moscow.
Rumors of Putin’s health problems have been rife since the war with Ukraine began in February. The former KGB strongman has repeatedly appeared weak and flustered in public.
In late October, Kyiv Post reporter Jason Jay Smart tweeted a screenshot of Putin greeting soldiers at a military base in Ryazan region, prompting speculation that he had an IV. the president was in his hands.
A few weeks earlier, General SVR called for Putin’s views during a meeting with Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko.
“Putin’s oncology is progressing and, despite recent adequate treatment, the pain has not completely subsided,” the channel said.
“It should be understood that the president’s physical and mental health affects important decisions. Putin doesn’t want to change history, he wants to end it.”