The president collapsed at 9:40 a.m., according to a reporter at President’s Pool, during a bike ride to Rehoboth Beach, a small seaside town where he regularly spends weekends at his villa on the ocean. Mr Biden wanted to stop to talk to passersby and reporters waiting for him, but said he was having difficulty getting his foot off the pedal. According to a video of the journalist, he fell sideways while his bike was rendered motionless.
He was immediately surrounded by members of his security, but quickly got back on his feet. When asked about his condition, he said, “I am fine.”
The president wore shorts, blue sneakers, a bicycle helmet and gloves. According to the journalist, no trace of the fall, such as a scratch, was visible.
Then he interacted with passersby, then journalists and got back on his bike and left after about 5 minutes.
He was accompanied by his wife, Jill Biden, who did not witness the fall while on his way.
The health of all US presidents is closely scrutinized, but the health of Mr. Biden, especially because of his advanced age.
In November 2020, Mr Biden, who had already been elected but not yet president, broke his leg while playing with one of his two German Shepherds, Major.
A year later, in November 2021, his doctor reported during a health check that Mr Biden was in “good health”, “vigorous” and “fit” to perform his task.
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