Poland's former President Lech Walesa says he may have to cancel foreign trips this year to get over pneumonia that has keeping him hospitalized since June 9.
Walesa said in a weak voice on TVN24 on Monday that he will need time to recover from the illness and will not be able to make long trips.
The 67-year-old Walesa said he is feeling better but that he has shortness of breath due to the illness. He says he may have to remain in the hospital in his hometown of Gdansk beyond this week.
Walesa won the 1983 Nobel Peace Prize for leading the national Solidarity freedom movement that helped peacefully bring down communism in Poland in 1989. He served as Poland's president from 1990 to 1995.