Excerpted from The Daily Mail: EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker has dismissed rumours he is an alcoholic, claiming he appears drunk when walking because of injuries sustained in a car accident.
During an interview with a French newspaper to set the record straight, the European Commission president downed four glasses of champagne.
But the 61-year-old former prime minister of Luxembourg said: ‘You’d think I’d still be in office if I was having cognac for breakfast?’
Mr Juncker said the persistent rumours about him being drunk had even caused problems in his marriage.
He told Liberation: ‘It really makes me sad and it has even led my wife to question if I lie to her, as I do not drink when I’m home.’
Mr Juncker, who is also a heavy smoker, said whispers about him having a drinking problem had begun after he staggered at a meeting of EU ministers.
‘I have a balance problem with my left leg that requires me to grab the rail when on a staircase,’ Keep reading