Any sentence that starts with George Bush, Hillary Clinton, Margaret Thatcher, Nelson Mandela and Hugo Chavez are all in hospital is usually a joke but it seems that all of them are undertaking various degrees of hospital care at the moment.
Still, it would make a great joke.
George Bush, Hilary Clinton, Margaret Thatcher, Nelson Mandela and Hugo Chavez are sitting in the hospital canteen when a news crew turns up asking if they have some words to reassure their fellow countrymen via a live feed to their respective countries.
As they are setting up the camera the five of them make a bet who can get the biggest cheers.
George Bush steps in front of the camera and gives little wave and says that he is recovering and will be back in Texas soon and all the Republicans in America cheer.
Hillary Clinton is up next and and tells America that her operation was successful and all the Democrats cheer.
'Not bad' says Thatcher who steps up next and says that she is feeling much better and will be out of hospital and back in London soon and all the Conservatives in Britain cheer.
'That's quite good but listen to this' says Nelson Mandela as he takes his turn and tells his countrymen that he is now fully recovered and will be returning to his homeland tomorrow and all the blacks in South Africa cheer.
Hugo Chavez, not wanting to be out done by the others considers what he could do and turns to the others. 'You were all impressive, but did you know that, with just one little wave of my hand, I can make every person in all our countries go crazy with joy? This joy will not be a momentary display, like that of your subjects, but will go deep into their hearts and they will forever speak of this day and rejoice.'
The others seriously doubted this and says so. "One little wave of your hand and all people will rejoice forever? Show us."
So Hugo punched Margaret Thatcher.
Thank you very much, i'm here all week.