Moment Putin uses his hand to stop his leg SHAKING at sit down with Tucker Carlson – amid fresh rumors over 71-year-old’s health

Russian President Vladimir Putin had to control his walking leg during his interview with Tucker Carlson – amid rumors that his health is declining.

In the two-hour interview with the former Fox News host released Thursday, Putin had to use his hand to steady his leg and keep it from moving.

The 71-year-old Russian president also coughed and cleared his throat several times while making bombshell claims such as Russia having superior ‘supersonic missiles’ to every other nation and Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich being a ‘spy’.

Some critics questioned Putin’s health before the interview when the leader grimaced during a meeting with Belarusian President Lukashenko on January 28 and said he looked confused.

The Kremlin has repeatedly denied rumors that Putin has serious health problems, such as going into cardiac arrest in the fall or that he has cancer and uses body doubles.

Russian President Vladimir Putin had to use his hand to steady his shaky leg and stop it from moving

Russian President Vladimir Putin had to use his hand to steady his shaky leg and stop it from moving

The 71-year-old Russian president also coughed and cleared his throat several times as he made bombshell statements during the speech

The 71-year-old Russian president also coughed and cleared his throat several times as he made bombshell statements during the speech

In October, the General SVR Telegram channel, which regularly claims Putin is terminally ill with cancer, claimed he had suffered a ‘cardiac arrest’.

The channel said all recent appearances by the Russian dictator, including foreign visits, were by a body double or double.

It claimed that doctors revived Putin and he was taken to a special intensive care facility at his official residence.

“Doctors performed resuscitation, having previously determined that the president was in cardiac arrest,” the channel reported. “Help was provided in time, the heart was started and Putin regained consciousness.”

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: ‘Everything is fine with him, this is absolutely another false (rumor).’

‘These (types of stories) belong to the category of fake news, which is discussed with enviable tenacity by a number of media outlets. It brings nothing but a smile (in the Kremlin).’

Some critics questioned Putin's health before the interview when the leader grimaced during a meeting with Belarusian President Lukashenko on January 28

Some critics questioned Putin’s health before the interview when the leader grimaced during a meeting with Belarusian President Lukashenko on January 28

In October, the General SVR Telegram channel, which regularly claims Putin is terminally ill with cancer, claimed he had suffered a 'cardiac arrest'

In October, the General SVR Telegram channel, which regularly claims Putin is terminally ill with cancer, claimed he had suffered a ‘cardiac arrest’

When Putin made a surprise visit to the southern Russian city of Derbent just days after the failed Wagner rebellion in June, his interactions led some to believe he was using a body double.

In 2022, after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, leaked spy documents claimed Putin had early-stage Parkinson’s disease and pancreatic cancer.

The leaked documents allegedly read: ‘I can confirm that he has been diagnosed with early stage Parkinson’s disease, but it is already progressing. This fact will be denied and hidden in every possible way.

‘Putin is regularly pumped full of all kinds of heavy steroids and innovative pain-killing injections to stop the spread of pancreatic cancer he was recently diagnosed with.

“Not only does it cause a lot of pain, Putin has a condition of swollen face and other side effects – including memory loss.”

Despite questions about the health of the 71-year-old, many people on X, formerly known as Twitter, thought the Russian president appeared in good health during his interview with Carlson.

One user called Calvin said: ‘Didn’t they say Putin has cancer and is in very poor health? Looks pretty good to me.’

‘Putin sure looks healthy to me. What about all that chatter about his health,’ said user Rick Teed.