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Angela Merkel slipped from a chair while attending the Wagner Festival in Bayreuth, Germany, Bild reported.

The 61-year-old German chancellor apparently sat on a broken chair inside a coffee bar and fell, according to Merkel’s representatives who were cited by the German news outlet. She was out for a few minutes before being helped up by others inside the restaurant.Angela Merkel Wagner Festival 2015

Bild and Spiegel initially reported Angela Merkel “fainted.”

It’s unclear whether or not she was hurt.

Both publications later printed a government statement saying it was nothing of the sort. Her chair was faulty and collapsed.

Chancellor Angela Merkel went on to watch Tristan und Isolde, which she said she enjoyed.