Iceland president faints after hot bath

By Clement Edward Kumsah
President of Iceland Gudni Johannesson

Iceland's president fell and broke his nose when he fainted – because his bath was too hot.

Gudni Johannesson said he is feeling fine despite being taken to a hospital, where he needed stitches.

In a Facebook post, the 49-year-old said: ‘A warm and cosy bath last night turned out to be too hot and cosy.’

Mr Johannesson is a popular figure in the Nordic country, where he has enjoyed high approval ratings since being elected in June 2016.