World Leaders Who've Hidden Health Conditions

Are German Chancellor Angela Merkel's shaking hands a sign of dehydration — or something worse? She wouldn't be the first world leader to conceal a medical condition. 🤒

4 times world leaders deflected concerns or hid the truth about their health.

In 2019, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s shaking in public ignited concern about her health. Merkel first said she was dehydrated — but the shaking kept happening. She said she is "working through some things." “Regarding my health, all I would like to say is that you can take it firstly that I am aware of the responsibility of my office. I behave appropriately as far as my health is concerned. Also, as a person, I have a major interest in being healthy and I look after my health.”

In the 1980s, French President François Mitterrand kept his cancer a secret. His former physician, Dr. Claude Gubler, published false health reports about Mitterrand during his presidency. In 1996, he was charged with breaching his oath of secrecy by recounting Mitterrand's cancer battle in a book.

John F. Kennedy's Addison’s disease: This life-threatening condition affecting the adrenal glands was controlled by a daily dose of steroids and other drugs. Throughout his term, Kennedy's team was able to keep his condition completely secret.

Tony Blair's heart condition - In 2004, the British prime minister underwent heart surgery after complaining of chest pains and an irregular heartbeat. He downplayed the condition, but later spoke about his treatment. “I’ve got this routine procedure on my heart which is connected with the type of thing that happened last year.” “It's a minor routine procedure. But it will set off a splurge of speculation, so I might as well put it to rest. As for this, no it doesn't stop me from working, I've had it in the last few weeks and I'm fine.”

For as long as people have been electing politicians into office, the health of those elected has been cloaked in secrecy. This isn’t a surprise. After all, if you were leading an entire country, you would want everyone to think you were the picture of perfect health, right? But that’s not always the case.


07/12/2019 10:57 PM


  • Yolanda C.
    07/31/2019 01:12


  • Barb P.
    07/30/2019 04:18

    Parkinson ?

  • David J.
    07/29/2019 20:14

    Should have never let the females vote and pretty soon to take over will be done and Germany will be destroyed but hey don't be racist and let those immigrants in

  • Steve J.
    07/29/2019 10:31

    Adrenochrome sources have dried up so the luciferian elite get the shakes...just ask Hillary

  • Juan V.
    07/28/2019 18:13

    The stem cell treatments have lost their effectiveness and her Parkinsons is coming back with a vengeance

  • Mark T.
    07/27/2019 20:05

    Whatever it is, its not dehydration. I work outside, in Texas. Dehydration is an everyday danger I guard against. That is far more complicated.

  • Larry D.
    07/27/2019 15:00

    With her open door policy its citizens are afraid of being raped beaten and pillaged.

  • Rebecca C.
    07/26/2019 08:12

    The first thing that came to mind was that maybe she has tremors. I myself have classic tremors, though I don't shake as often as that, and when I do, it's more subtle. Maybe she has a more severe type of tremors. I don't know, but that's just my guess.

  • Lydia L.
    07/25/2019 17:30

    God, I admire her so much! Prayers for her.

  • Christopher S.
    07/23/2019 21:59

    Yanno, if I had a private health issue that began affecting my public standing & ability to execute my job, I'd respectfully resign & maintain my privacy as well. I think we ought to respect that. Well wishes n all

  • Jonathan G.
    07/23/2019 14:35

    She certainly looks like she "looks after her health" ROFL!

  • Tom L.
    07/23/2019 01:11

    She’s showing all the symptoms that Hitler had just before his demise.look at her. She’s betrayed Germany as well.

  • Marie P.
    07/21/2019 22:09

    Looks like a Parkinson’s to me 😢

  • Clayton K.
    07/21/2019 18:01

    Adolf had a twitch too, just saying.

  • Amanda G.
    07/20/2019 19:43

    Wait, I've seen something like this on Dr Who. Three words. She looks tired.

  • Sylvia J.
    07/19/2019 16:36

    I feel sorry for her, looks like Parkinson,,,

  • Kristen A.
    07/19/2019 11:45

    Prediction- Trump will be exhibit A for this article within a year.

  • Ukuta M.
    07/19/2019 05:30

    Clearly having withdrawals from the adrenochrome

  • Jennifer M.
    07/18/2019 20:40

    TRUMP broke her.

  • مستر ج.
    07/18/2019 10:10

    Hello ❤

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