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Canadian politician swallows bee during live press conference

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Posted at 1:38 PM, Aug 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-17 17:53:39-04

A Canadian lawmaker got a surprising buzz during a recent news conference.

According to CTV Network, Ontario Premier Doug Ford was speaking to reporters on Friday when a bee began distracting him.

In a video, the bee could be seen flying around Ford's head. Seconds later, it flew inside his mouth, and he started choking, the news outlet reported.

"What was that?" a reporter asked.

"I just swallowed a bee!" Ford replied.

CNN reported that the politician was a good sport about the incident as he took a sip from a water bottle.

“I’m good. He’s down here buzzing around right now," Ford said. "He has a lot of real estate.”

Ford promised to go to the hospital, NPR reported.