Bizarre footage shows Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce lying on the pavement in Canberra late at night, muttering “f***ing dead” into his phone.
Daily Mail Australia exclusively obtained a video of the former deputy prime minister lying on Londsale Street in the suburb of Braddon at 11.36pm on Wednesday.
Sources say he was sitting in a large flower pot while having an animated conversation when he fell, “rolled over” and continued his call.
In the video, Joyce could be seen lying on the bitumen with his legs raised and his jacket spread out.
He was wearing the same blue and white tie he wore during Question Time in Parliament earlier that day.
Barnaby Joyce could be seen on the sidewalk while talking on the phone (pictured)
He could be heard saying ‘dead, f**king c**t’ over the phone on Wednesday night (pictured)
Much of the conversation was hushed, but the profanities were clear.
Sources close to Joyce explained that the phone call was probably with his new wife, Vikki Campion.
Joyce described the scene as “very embarrassing” in a statement to Daily Mail Australia on Friday.
“I was walking back to my accommodation after Parliament rose at 10pm,” he said.
‘While talking on the phone I sat on the edge of a flower pot, fell, continued talking on the phone and very animatedly referred to myself for falling.
“I got up and walked home.”
The couple married in a party-style wedding at their family property in Woolbrook, in the NSW Northern Tablelands, in November.
Joyce did not ask any questions in Parliament on Wednesday.
On Thursday he spoke to conservative commentator Andrew Bolt about how he thinks the Australian Defense Force should acquire more drones.
Earlier this week he spoke at an anti-renewable energy demonstration outside Parliament.
Barnaby Joyce can be seen in Parliament on Wednesday wearing the same blue and white tie.