Drunk or Sick? Czech President Milos Zeman Appears Hammered at State Ceremony

May 15, 2013 AT 1:19 PM
Was the Czech President drunk at a public ceremony? Video footage shows Milos Zeman president clearly worse for wear, propping himself up against a wall at a public event, struggling to negotiate a step and being aided by a cardinal. Zeman makes no secret of his drinking. But on this occasion — a rare and highly-ceremonial public display of the Czech crown jewels last week — his office insisted he simply had a virus and subsequently needed a day or two of rest.