Marine Le Pen Injured
Marine Le Pen was seriously injured in a fall last week but the news has just been released to the press. There is some confusion over her condition because she has made television appearances since the accident, therefore she could not have broken her back. It appears to be a fractured sacrum that resulted from a fall in an empty swimming pool. Exactly how the accident happened is not clear. Sarcastic readers' comments at Le Monde and even at le Figaro are a reminder that the animosity towards her has not slackened. Here is part of a report from Le Point:
It was Jean-Marie Le Pen who announced the news during a meeting in Limoges where he replaced the president of the Front National. "Marine could not come, because she has been the victim of a rather serious accident that is preventing her from going out. She fell in her empty pool and fractured her spinal column," explained Mr. Le Pen as an introduction to his speech in a municipal auditorium.
The president of the Front National tried to be reassuring when she posted on Twitter: "No panic! Fractured sacrum last week-end, it will be long and painful but nothing terrible! MLP."
The accident, which occurred a week ago, has forced Mme Le Pen to limit her travels, but does not prevent her from participating in meetings and making television appearances.
In a communiqué, the Front National confirmed that Marine Le Pen is suffering form a fractured sacrum that "will lead to a slight reduction in her schedule, but will not prevent her from continuing her activities." It "reassures the party members about the state of her health and thanks them for the many messages of sympathy that were addressed to her."
Note: A medical website explains:
- Treatment for a sacral fracture may include rest, a donut pillow, narcotic pain medications, and nonsteroidal medications for pain. Surgery may be required to treat a severe sacral fracture.
Speedy recovery, Marine, France needs you! According to a poll conducted by the Huffington Post, a majority of Frenchmen believe that Marine Le Pen is better able to solve the problem of crime than either Nicolas Sarkozy or François Hollande. Below, the results showing that 31% of those questioned place their faith in Marine: