CARACAS: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez reappeared on television on Monday after an eight-day silence, scoffing at rumors that his health took a turn for the worse and saying he plans to be back home on Thursday after his latest round of cancer treatment in Cuba.
Chavez said in a live phone call on state television that radiation therapy takes a physical toll and that he will need to recover.
He dismissed rumors of complications in his treatment.
“We’ll have to get used to living in the coming days and weeks and months among those rumors, and well, when necessary come out to make them crumble,” Chavez said.
He blamed “dirty war laboratories” and his opponents for the rumors.
Chavez said once he’s back in Venezuela, he plans to return to Cuba for one more round of radiation treatment.
Source: Times of India