Merkel, 61, apparently slipped from her chair inside a restaurant in the town of Bayreuth. It’s unclear whether or not she was hurt.
Bild reports the chancellor was out for a few minutes before she was able to get to her feet again, with help from others nearby.
Merkel, long considered one of the world’s most powerful women, has been on a whirlwind journey of late, and a key fixture in the Greek debt crisis as murmurs of a possible Greek exit from the eurozone loomed large at the peak of Greece’s economic unrest.
Reuters reported last month that Germany would bear much of the blame for a “Grexit,” perhaps more than any other European country. It has been noted that in private conversations about Greece’s near-collapse, Merkel said her “biggest fear” was being blamed for “blowing up Europe” for the third time in a century.
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