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Brief Health Scare for Singapore Premier at National Day Rally

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Singapore’s National Day Rally was temporarily suspended Sunday night after the city-state’s premier Lee Hsien Loong suddenly took ill during his speech and was briefly escorted off stage before returning after around an hour.

About an hour into the English portion of his two-hour annual speech that began at 8pm Singapore time, Lee, 64, was seen shaking and clutching the podium for the support. He was then ushered off stage with the help of several cabinet ministers. The rally was suspended and the broadcast of the program was temporarily interrupted.

Lee later returned to the stage and resumed his speech at 10:40pm to loud applause from the audience.

“Thank you for waiting for me. I gave everybody a scare,” he said.

“I have never had so many doctors look at me all at once. They think I’m alright but anyway I’m going to have a full checkup after this. But before that, I’d like to finish my speech.”

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