Michaelangelo's David at risk of falling

Michaelangelo's world-famous statue of David is showing signs of aging.

According to the National Post, the sculpture is now at risk of falling down.
David is  500-years old,17-foot tall, and weighs around 12-thousand-pounds.

This news came after Italian researchers discovered a series of small fractures on the statue’s foot.

Any indication of movement - such as an earthquake - might cause David to topple.  

Solutions considered include moving David to a quake-proof room, or to a new site outside the statue’s current residence in Florence.