Aussie Prime Minister Takes a Bad Trip

By: CBS News
By: CBS News

Australia's prime minister took a tumble on Tuesday as he arrived for an interview at a radio station in Perth.

John Howard, who turns 68 on Thursday, was entering the studios of 6PR when he fell onto his knees.

He was assisted by minders after the tumble, but insisted he was OK.

"I'm more durable than that. I know there are some people somewhere else that would wish that were not so, but there you go," he told 6PR.

The prime minister was in Perth as part of a trip through Western Australia, a state where he has strong support from the booming mining industry.

Howard brushed off the stumble, joking that he had slipped and fallen in wet weather because he had been praying too hard for rain.

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