Singapore PM Lee trembles, falls during National Day speech



Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has announced he will take a week of leave after he shocked a live television audience Sunday, swaying and gripping the podium two hours into his address.
Sweat pouring down his face, the audience gasped as Lee's expression turned blank and he started to fall.
The Singaporean leader didn't collapse but had to be helped off the stage in front of a packed auditorium by Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen, after what Ng described as a "fainting spell."

Some audience members stood up, concerned, as the cameras cut away from Lee when he abruptly faltered during his annual National Day Rally address at the Institute of Technical Education in Singapore.
Lee's official social media accounts were quick to deny the Prime Minister had a stroke or a heart attack, saying his condition was "not serious."
PMO Statement: PM Lee took ill while speaking at #ndrsg. Medical team is attending to him now. They assess his condition is not serious.
"Prime Minister was feeling unsteady because of prolonged standing, heat and dehydration. His heart is fine and he did not have a stroke,"

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