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Nato chief falls off bike, breaks arm

2011-11-14 16:27

Brussels - Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen fell off his bicycle and broke his arm at the weekend, forcing him to call off a planned visit to the Baltic states this week, a Nato spokesperson said.

"He was biking in the woods in Brussels on Sunday and crashed," Nato spokesperson Oana Lungescu said on Monday.

She said he had broken his left arm in three places, near the shoulder. "He's fine, but he's going to be away from the office for a few days, resting."

Rasmussen had been scheduled to visit Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia this week. Officials will try to reschedule the trip for a later date, Lungescu said.

Comments
  • marazor - 2011-11-14 16:52

    why didn't he leave us?

  • Donder - 2011-11-14 17:57

    hope he knocked his head to get some sense into it!!!!!

  • Paul - 2011-11-14 19:30

    Gaddafi pushed him!

  • Lauden Kirk - 2011-11-15 07:18

    Get better soon so you can plan your next attack on Iran and kill another million.

  • Anders - 2011-11-26 21:35

    From the Danish newspaper berlingske.dk - On Tuesday, I was advised to undergo surgery on my shoulder, because there was a very complicated fracture of the shoulder. Doctors recommended an emergency surgery, writes NATO Secretary General, who is now back in Belgium, where he lives. It was also in Belgium, that he on 13 November broke his arm in a bicycle crash. When Anders Fogh Rasmussen Tuesday appeared at Empire, had the staff at the overcrowded hospital run a woman suffering from cancer of the way to get a room with NATO Secretary General. When the woman ran into the alarm-free office, she was equipped with a teaspoon and a cup, which she could slouch on if she was in distress – which she actually did. She threw up in his bed, but since no one could hear her cry for help from inside the office, she had to be lying in vomit. Anders Fogh Rasmussen does not mention the woman in his Facebook update. But he stresses that his surgery went well. According to Anders Fogh Rasmussen’s press adviser to NATO Secretary-General not to answer further questions about why he was hospitalized at University Hospital in Denmark. / REUTERS / http://www.b.dk/politiko/anders-fogh-akut-opereret-paa-riget

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