DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) - After apologizing to a crowd for being an hour and fifteen minutes late to the launch of his "Fighting for One America" bus tour Monday morning, Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards said that his wife Elizabeth, who was set to be on stage with her husband and two youngest children, was absent because she ate something that "didn't agree with her."
"Thank you for being so patient," Edwards told the crowd at his Des Moines headquarters. "Elizabeth ate something at breakfast this morning that didn't agree with her. She's doing fine. She's doing fine. She'll be back with us in just a little bit."
When asked by a reporter if the former senator thought the sickness could be related to Mrs. Edwards' cancer treatments, Edwards said, "Oh no, no. I don't think it has anything to do with that."
Due to the delay, the Edwards campaign canceled a scheduled stop at the Iowa state fair.
- CNN Iowa Producer Chris Welch