Earlier this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin fell down the stairs and “soiled” himself amid growing speculation that his health is deteriorating, according to a Telegram channel affiliated with his security team.
According to the Telegram channel “General SVR” run by a former Russian spy, the 70-year-old Russian president fell at his official residence in Moscow on Wednesday evening.
The Russian leader was reported to have fallen five steps before landing on his tailbone.
During the fall, Putin “involuntarily defecated” due to “cancer affecting his stomach and bowels,” the channel reported.
As the war with Ukraine continues, Putin’s cancer and Parkinson’s are reportedly worsening.
“Three bodyguards helped the president get to the nearest couch and summoned medics, who are on duty at the residence,” General SVR reported.
“Nothing critical [was diagnosed], the president’s condition closer to nighttime was stable, he can get around on his own, with pain in the coccyx area while sitting being the only thing that bothers him.”
An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the president’s fall, according to reporters.
Known for his paranoia, the Russian leader has been reported to wear slip-proof shoes and his official residence has been deemed safe.
“As it turns out, all precautions could be in vain when the nerves are shot,” the message concluded.
Putin appeared to shake off the injury the following day, when he visited a Moscow laboratory.
His hands were covered with IV marks in October, according to some viewers.
Putin’s health has been the subject of endless rumors since the Ukraine war began in February. On several occasions, he has appeared weak and unsteady in public.
Several screenshots were posted by Jason Jay Smart in October showing Putin greeting soldiers while attending a boot camp in Ryazan, leading to speculation that Putin was wearing an IV tracker.
General SVR criticized Putin’s shaky stance during a meeting with Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko a few weeks ago.
“Putin’s oncology is progressing and, despite adequate treatment lately, the pain is not always completely relieved,” the channel reports.
“It must be understood that the deplorable state of the president’s physical and mental health affects the adoption of key decisions. Putin doesn’t want to change history, he wants to end it.”