Veteran actor SIR MICHAEL CAINE has slammed a German newspaper report alleging he revealed his pal SIR SEAN CONNERY is suffering from Alzheimer's disease during a recent interview.
Editors at Bild reported the Alfie star said Connery was struggling to cope with dementia, and was quoted as saying, "One must have serious concerns for him."
However, the article has come under fire from Caine, who is baffled as to where the newspaper got it from.
He tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "It's all bulls**t, completely preposterous. I did some interviews over in Germany for a new film and I can only assume someone has twisted my words or got the wrong end of the stick.
"I haven't seen Sean for a couple of years, but my wife and I spoke to him on the phone on his birthday this week and he was very well.
"He was fine, in complete control of his senses and his usual self. This stuff about Alzheimer's is just nonsense. I have no idea where they are getting it from."
Bond star Connery has been plagued by rumors of ill health for several years, and only makes rare public appearances after retiring from life in the limelight in 2011.