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France's President Says Health is 'Good'

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has acknowledged he needs rest buts insists he is in good health after an overnight hospital stay prompted by a fainting spell Sunday.

President Sarkozy told reporters Wednesday outside Elysee Palace that his health is "good."

The president collapsed during a jog on the grounds of Versailles Palace Sunday and was flown by helicopter to a military hospital in Paris. He was released the next day following medical tests.

The president's offiice says neurological tests came back normal and that Mr. Sarkozy was suffering from the heat and overwork.

Officials say Mr. Sarkozy had a minor problem with a nerve that helps control heartbeat. The statement also says he fell ill after 45 minutes of intense exercise in hot weather.

The 54-year-old Sarkozy is an avid biker and jogger and does not drink alcohol.

About three weeks ago, the French government released results of a health check for the president. It said his blood and heart tests were normal.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.