Plushenko’s fans expected to see him at the premiere of the ice show Snegurochka, but the famous athlete could not perform. The excitement of the fans turned out to be in vain – Plushenko fell ill, had a fever, and 24-year-old Alexander Samarin performed instead.
His wife, Yana Rudkovskaya, spoke about the well-being of the two-time Olympic champion.
“I could not get out in front of you, crawl. This is the first time in your history. Unfortunately, I know and understand that many people came to us here to see my husband. But there were circumstances in which the doctors could not lift him up today. flu, so I think everyone will understand,” Rudkovskaya was quoted as saying by Channel Five.