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Mubarak May Be In 'Bad Health,' Egyptian Ambassador Says

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hide captionMubarak as he addressed the Egyptian people on state TV last Thursday.

AFP Photo/Egyptian TV
Mubarak as he addressed the Egyptian people on state TV last Thursday.

Mubarak as he addressed the Egyptian people on state TV last Thursday.

AFP Photo/Egyptian TV

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak "is possibly in somewhat of bad health" [sic], Egypt's ambassador to the U.S. told The Today Show's Meredith Vieira this morning.

Asked about reports that Mubarak may have suffered a stroke, Ambassador Sameh Shoukry said that "from an official perspective, I have no information related to the ex-president's health." But, he added that he "might have received some communication at a personal level indicating that he is possibly in somewhat of bad health."

Here's the exchange between Vieira and Shoukry:

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Mubarak, who stepped down last Friday after weeks of anti-government protests in Egypt's major cities, is 82.

Der Spiegel reported last week that Mubarak might go to Germany for medical treatment as part of a "dignified departure" from Egypt.

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