Jacques Chirac, hospitalized last week for impairment, “gets better and better” and will come out in “the coming days” of the Paris hospital where he is said to AFP Thursday night the entourage of the Former French president.
“It really gets better and better. His discharge from hospital is planned for the coming days, “said the very near stating that Mr. Chirac, 83, will then be based in Paris and do not go on vacation in Morocco for the Christmas holidays year as very often.
The former head of state (1995-2007), who felt “weak”, was hospitalized on December 9 “to make a general check of his health” but “his condition has no concern” , said last week told AFP his youngest daughter, Claude Chirac.
These reassuring statements have not silenced the rumors in recent days Mr Chirac at their worst. His previous hospitalizations had already supplied all the speculation.
Known for decades for its health iron, Jacques Chirac had met in September 2005, during his second presidency, his first real serious trouble. A stroke had then forced him to be hospitalized urgently. This condition had greatly weakened.
Since leaving the Elysee, the former president, who has experienced increasingly difficult to move, was hospitalized several times. In December 2013, it has suffered a “kidney intervention” in Paris. In February 2014, he was also briefly hospitalized at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris, following a “violent attack of gout.”
In January 2014, his wife Bernadette Chirac had said thinking that her husband will never speak in public. He suffers as Alzheimer’s disease? “I honestly do not believe (…) It does not really symptoms, but it is true that a small drop in his memory, especially at times it is very variable,” had -she then indicated.
The last appearance of Mr. Chirac in an official ceremony dates back to 21 November 2014. Decreased, hand on the shoulder of his bodyguard, he had arrived to the applause of the audience.