Ex-French president Chirac in hospital

10th December 2015, Comments 0 comments

Former French president Jacques Chirac is in hospital for a check-up, but his state of health is not a cause for concern, his daughter told AFP on Thursday.

Chirac, 83, who was head of state from 1995 to 2007, was taken to hospital in Paris on Wednesday and is expected to remain under observation for several days, his daughter Claude Chirac said.

"Having felt weak for a few days, Jacques Chirac was hospitalised on Wednesday afternoon for checks on his state of health. He is expected to stay in hospital for a few days, even up to a week," she said.

"His state of health does not give any cause for concern," she added.

Chirac is now rarely seen in public and has reportedly suffered from memory loss and is confined to a wheelchair.


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