The US president wanted to stop to talk to passers-by and journalists waiting for him during a bike ride in Rehoboth Beach, but said he had trouble dislodging his foot from the pedal.
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US President Joe Biden, 79, fell while trying to get off his stationary bike on Saturday June 18 in Delaware, where he is spending the weekend. Lhe president fell around 9:40 a.m., theor a bike ride in Rehoboth Beach, a small seaside town where he regularly spends the weekend in his villa on the ocean.
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He wanted to stop to speak to passers-by and journalists waiting for him, but said he had trouble dislodging his foot from the pedal, which was fitted with a toe-clip. He fell sideways, while his bike was immobilized, according to a video of the journalist. He was immediately surrounded by members of his security, but quickly got to his feet. Asked about his condition, he replied: “I’m fine”. No visible traces of the fall, such as scratches, were visible.
He then briefly chatted with passers-by, then journalists, and got back on his bike and left about 5 minutes later. “No medical help is needed”, said a White House official. The health of all American presidents is closely scrutinized, but particularly that of Joe Biden, the oldest American president in office.