August 13th, 2008
04:33 PM ET
6 years ago

Cindy McCain suffers injury on the campaign trail

Watch the McCains discuss the injury at a press conference Wednesday.

Watch the McCains discuss the injury at a press conference Wednesday.

(CNN) - Cindy McCain visited a Michigan hospital after a campaign event Wednesday, complaining of pain in her hand.

"At some point during the rope line an enthusiastic supporter shook Mrs. McCain’s hand and exacerbated an existing carpal tunnel condition,” said spokeswoman Jill Hazelbaker. “Out of an abundance of caution, she decided to leave the event and visit the local hospital for x-rays where she was treated for a minor sprain."

UPDATE: The campaign reports that Cindy McCain will return to active campaigning on Thursday.

Cindy McCain, who has a brace on her right arm, told reporters she was "fine." Her husband said Wednesday afternoon that someone shook her hand "too vigorously."


Filed under: Cindy McCain • John McCain
soundoff (253 Responses)
  1. Caryn, Washington DC

    I hope that she doesn't start popping pills from her charity again.

    August 13, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  2. BlameBarack

    WHO CARES????????????????

    August 13, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  3. Bob Indianapolis, IN

    Cindy,

    You got to watch it when shaking hands with the riff-raff...

    August 13, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  4. Arkansas Undertaker

    She just feels like she is too good to shake peoples hands. So this is an excuse for her to avoid shaking Amerticans hands.

    August 13, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  5. ANGIE

    Oh poor little barbie doll never worked a day in her life,Maybe she ran out of pills mccain latley with all the foaming out of his mouth probably has caused barbie to rely more heavily on pills!!!!

    August 13, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  6. Linda from Prescott AZ

    Don't like her, but very glad it wasn't serious.

    August 13, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  7. Natalie

    Wow! Guess that was one hell of a handshake! I hope she gets better soon.

    Obama/Clinton '08

    August 13, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  8. Mike

    This is the funniest thing I have seen all day. Thanks CNN.

    August 13, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  9. Nancy

    And this is freakin news. Who the hell cares!!!!!!! The barbie doll has no fat on her wrists.

    August 13, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    why in the world is this news?

    she is worthless on the political circuit. this is not news.

    The average American couldn't afford an xray for this crap.

    does an ELITIST we can beleive in

    August 13, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  11. Ally

    Here come the pain killer addiction again.

    August 13, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  12. JD

    slow news day, huh.........

    August 13, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  13. NoMcSame

    Poor little Cindy. She got a BOBO. McSames ex-wife had to raise his three kids by herself while being badly hurt but Cindy (silver spoon) had to be rushed to the hospital from shaking hands. WEAK just like the man named John McSame the enemy collaborator.
    Obama08

    August 13, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  14. Done with Dems

    You Libs can thank CNN for a freebie. Have at it you pathetic trolls!

    August 13, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  15. My Friends, let me tell you,

    Shes just fine now, thank goodness,John wouldnt be able to speak without her nearby throwing her voice and pulling his strings.

    August 13, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  16. trust

    Fragile blue blooded $40 million dollar hands can't handle a handshake? I'm just sayin'.

    August 13, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  17. USAF RET

    THIS is breaking news??????

    August 13, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  18. Andrea E- Atlanta

    Sorry to hear that. I'm definitely an Obama fan, but I can relate to someone shaking your hand as if they are trying to take it off. No more handshaking Mrs. McCain.

    August 13, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  19. Obama is the dumbest candidate ever

    I'm sure the Obama lemmings will have something tasteless to say about this.

    August 13, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  20. MavTex

    Will this be Cindy's excuse to start abusing prescription medication again?

    Lock your medicine cabinets folks!

    August 13, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  21. JOYCE

    boo hoo

    August 13, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  22. What the?

    This is a low day for the news media. A hand sprain? I does show that the McCains are pretty old. If you can't even shake hands without getting injured, how are you going to do dodging bullets in Bosnia?

    August 13, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  23. Susan, PA

    "John McCain's wife was hospitalized with a minor hand sprain after shaking hands with supporters, the senator’s campaign says."

    This is NEWS-FLASH on CNN.

    What the ................

    August 13, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  24. Please Love Me and Post My Stuff

    Why is this news? Please some one explain this to me?

    August 13, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  25. Obama/Clinton '08

    I'm a Democrat, but I hope Cindy is okay.

    Come November, she and her husband will have plenty of time to enjoy their millions of dollars, nine homes and 500 dollar shoes.

    August 13, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
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