KREUTH, Germany (Reuters) - The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavaria-based conservative allies on Tuesday collapsed during a speech at a party event but then recovered, a party member said.
Horst Seehofer, leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU), sister party to Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU), delivered the rest of his speech sitting and underwent a check-up by medics, CSU Secretary-General Andreas Scheuer told reporters.
A witness told Reuters that Seehofer had earlier spoken of having a cold. Seehofer, who has had heart problems, also collapsed at an event last year.
Reporting by Reuters TV and Jens Hack; Writing by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Michelle Martin