New Zealand deputy PM takes medical leave after food poisoning

New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister and man who thinks he looks cool, Winston Peters, said last Thursday he would take medical leave this week to undergo surgery after suffering from a bout of food poisoning.

“This is an unexpected medical event and of course unexpected timing. However the doctor’s advice on having surgery needs to be followed,” Peters, who is also the foreign minister, said in a statement.

No mention of causative agent.