Vladimir Putin is once again sparking health concerns after he was seen coughing nonstop and seemingly struggling to breathe during a recent outing.

According to Radar Online, the Russian leader’s doctors were immediately called to check what could be wrong with Putin.

The new health scare happened more specifically while Putin was giving a national broadcast. Sources claimed that he was forced to stop his speech multiple times because of his health issues.

“Shutting himself down to write the text of the appeal, Putin lingered by the time the recording began. When the president came out and preparations for filming began, he began to cough frequently. Several attempts to start recording an appeal were frustrated due to coughing. After the fourth unsuccessful attempt to record an appeal, doctors were called to the president, to whom Putin also complained of chest pains,” a source said.

Meanwhile, ongoing speculations also arose following Putin’s broadcast. His critics are convinced that he could’ve feigned his recent health issues to delay his address.

After all, the contents of his broadcast are quite controversial. In it, he threatened to deploy nuclear bombs and mobilize 25 million more troops into Ukraine.

“There is an opinion of people from the president's inner circle that Putin feigned a health problem in order to reschedule filming and rethink his decision-making. People close to the president know his pathological indecision and uncertainty in making decisions - especially key ones,” the source said.

This isn’t the first time that Putin made headlines because of his health issues. Throughout the past couple of months, there have been claims that he could be suffering from a rare form of cancer that’s why his face looks bloated.

Others also noticed that Putin’s arms are not of the same length. And they believe that this is one of the reasons why he’s struggling to maintain his balance.

At one point during another outing, critics noticed Putin gripping tightly on the table. They said that this was because he was worried he would fall back because he has difficulty balancing himself.

However, it is important to note that none of these alleged health issues have been confirmed. So, no one knows for sure if Putin has health problems are not. And it is possible that these claims are just made up.