I`ve had a vasectomy, admits New Zealand PM

New Zealand PM admitted to having a vasectomy during a press conference.

Updated: Jun 01, 2010, 11:58 AM IST

Auckland: New Zealand Prime Minister John Key admitted to having a vasectomy during a press conference and, as journalists asking him questions on budget cuts looked on stumped, he added, "Boy that`s slowed things down. Any other questions?"

Key was fielding questions about budget cuts at his post-Cabinet meeting press conference when he was asked if he would be happy for his own children to attend an Early Childhood Education centre, New Zealand Herald reported on Tuesday.

Key said: "I think if I sent my 15-year-old or 17-year-old to early childhood at the moment they`d have a meltdown."

A journalist then asked, what if they had another child?

"I`d be extremely worried because I`ve had a vasectomy. If you`re asking a hypothetical question, I would be happy with 80 percent teacher-led.”

"It`s probably too much information for the purposes of a press conference."

He then quipped: "Boy that`s slowed things down. Any other questions?"

When a journalist asked him whether it hurt to undergo the procedure, Key said: "Not overly, actually. All I can say is it`s been highly successful. But anyway, we won`t get into that either."

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