Angela Merkel suffers shaking episode at Berlin ceremony 3 years ago

Angela Merkel suffers shaking episode at Berlin ceremony

Merkel has since recovered from the incident.

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel has said that she is fine after cameras captured her suffering a nasty shaking episode while present at a Berlin ceremony earlier today.


Merkel, who is 64, could be seen on video shaking quite violently as she stood next to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who is making a state visit to Germany.

The shaking eventually subsided, and Merkel went on to give a joint press conference with the Ukrainian leader, at which she addressed the incident.

"Since then I've drunk at least three glasses of water, which I apparently needed, and now I'm doing very well," she said. Berlin is currently going through heatwave temperatures, and the heat at the time was approaching 30 degrees.

Video from the scene shows Merkel enduring a rather intense bout of shaking.


Merkel has been Chancellor of Germany since 2005. She will stand down at the end of her current term, which will expire in 2021.