• 06 Jan 2014 at 2:31 PM

Angela Merkel Taking 5

The German Chancellor is working remotely following an unfortunate run-in with a Swiss ski trail.

Chancellor Angela Merkel has canceled most of her meetings for the next three weeks after doctors ordered her to rest in bed following a fall while cross-country skiing in Switzerland over the Christmas holiday, her spokesman said Monday. Ms. Merkel had traveled to the Engadin Valley, where she regularly spends winter vacation with her family. She originally believed she had only been badly bruised after falling, but a doctor told her on Friday that she had probably suffered a pelvic fracture, Ms. Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert, told reporters. “She fell while cross-country skiing,” Mr. Seibert said. “We do not believe she was going very fast.”

[NYT]

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  1. Posted by Lebowski Fan | January 6, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    This is what happens when you fight a stranger in the alps!

  2. Posted by Kim Po Fuk Dong | January 6, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    For crying out loud Bella-Bess! We already know chicks bleed from their assholes for 5 days once a month. Not all that news worthy pussycat.

  3. Posted by guest | January 6, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    what?

  4. Posted by Clortho | January 6, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    Loud grunting noises….

  5. Posted by ZH reader | January 6, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    She "fell"…. or was PUSHED?

  6. Posted by T. E. | January 6, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    "canceled most of her meetings for the next three weeks after doctors ordered her to rest in bed"

    I am more interested in the meetings she will be taking in bed.

  7. Posted by ILoveLamp | January 6, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    I'm gonna break your hip!

    - the Other Guy

  8. Posted by Guest | January 6, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    There is an endless supply of 20 year old fake blondes in Hollywood, producers will find one who won't claim sexual harrasment. Sorry. Truth.

  9. Posted by واتس اب للاندرويد | January 7, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    This is what happens when you fight a stranger in the alps!