Russian President Vladimir Putin fell down the stairs this week and soiled himself amid growing speculation that his health is deteriorating, according to an anti-Kremlin Telegram channel affiliated with his security team.
The 70-year-old Russian president fell at his official residence in Moscow on Wednesday evening, according to the Telegram channel “General SVR” run by a former Russian spy.
It has been reported that the ailing Russian leader fell five steps before landing on his tailbone, or coccyx.
The impact of the fall caused Putin to “involuntarily defecate” due to “cancer affecting his stomach and bowels,” according to the news channel.
While the ongoing war with Ukraine, Putin has reportedly been suffering from worsening cancer and Parkinson’s disease.
“Three bodyguards helped the president get to the nearest couch and summoned medics, who are on duty at the residence,” said General SVR.
“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.”
According to reporters, a special investigation is underway to determine the cause of the president’s fall.
The famously paranoid Russian leader is said to wear slip-proof shoes, and the official residence has been deemed secure.
“As it turns out, all precautions could be in vain when the nerves are shot,” concluded the message.
A day later, Putin was seen touring a Moscow laboratory after appearing to shake off the injury.
In October, some viewers noticed IV marks on his hands.
Since the Ukraine war began in February, there have been endless rumors about Putin’s health. He has appeared weak and unsteady in public on several occasions.
Jason Jay Smart tweeted screenshots in late October of Putin greeting soldiers at a boot camp in Ryazan, which prompted speculation that the president was wearing IV trackers.
In a meeting with Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko a few weeks ago, General SVR criticized Putin’s shaky stance.
“Putin’s oncology is progressing and, despite adequate treatment lately, the pain is not always completely relieved,” according to the channel.
“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.”