These rumours stem from comments made by a senior Royal Navy admiral last week when speaking to children at Portsmouth Grammar School.
"He has been using these very long tables to interview people," Falklands veteran Rear Admiral Chris Parry said.
"I think his immune system might be suppressed at the moment. So he is a man in a hurry."
Further rumours come from an unnamed US intelligence source who believes Putin's 'puffy face' in recent broadcasts indicate side-effects of chemotherapy or steroids.
I first encountered this reporting a couple of days ago. It now seems to be all the rage in the UK press. That's right, unlike some of you, I don't get all my info from the HuffPo and Rachel. Bahahahahahahahahahaha.
Putin is in his mid 70s. Anything could be going on with his health.
As my parents and aunts uncles and older friends have experienced declining health, I realized that either the body or mind goes first. With the Former 18 Wheeler Driver, its his brain. Clearly, based on how he appears, Putinís not looking well physically.