Nasrallah coughing during televised speech
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A televised speech by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah scheduled for Friday evening has been postponed for “health reasons,” Hezbollah’s media relations department said, according to the Naharnet website.

It added that Nasrallah has a flu infection, which would “prevent him from speaking in a regular and normal manner.”

The group also said its leader is “receiving the appropriate treatment” and will speak on Tuesday evening at a Hezbollah rally commemorating slain Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and slain Iraqi commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

Last year, Nasrallah gave a speech in which he was seen coughing and appearing to have trouble speaking.

The speech resulted in rumors swirling about the condition of the Hezbollah leader, including rumors that he had contracted COVID-19 and even gone into a coma.

Hezbollah denied those rumors, and Nasrallah later gave another speech in which he dispelled the rumors about his health.

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