New Zealand’s prime minister, John Key, managed to shut up a press conference of journalists when he dropped it into conversation that he’d had a vasectomy.

During a discussion on education, a reporter asked Key if his wife might have another child.

“I’d be extremely worried,” the PM replied, “because I’ve had a vasectomy.”

The revelation was followed by an awkward silence, until Key continued that it was “probably too much information” for a press conference, saying, “Boy, that’s slowed things down.”

The conference then went slightly off-track, with one journo asking, “Did it hurt?”

“Not overly, actually,” was the reply.

Well thanks for that!

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