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. nick

    Man, you people are so angry over the fact that someone has more money you do. Get a life.

    August 13, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  2. John Y Des Plaines IL

    Don't you know Barbie is not poseable

    August 13, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  3. Dave, Illinois

    A while back, CNN posted a ticker story about how Obama's followers are being portrayed as hateful and sheep. Please read the comments in these bloggs and form your own opinion. Obamites regularly hurl age-related insults and use childish names starting with "Mc". They practically fawn over anything Obama says. Please read for yourself and witness what this man's followers have to offer.

    I posted this earlier. Read the above comments about Cindy's injury and form your own opinion.

    August 13, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  4. psittacines

    I am an Obama supporter. But I do wish her quick healing. :)

    August 13, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  5. Dan

    Cindy McCain will be a better first lady than Mrs. Obama anyday. Why don't you Obama supporters learn about her before you trash her?? She might be a millionaire but she does have a heart for the poor.

    August 13, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  6. New Democrat

    I hope she gets well soon,but a sprain from a handshake?This can never happen to an everyday person like Michelle Obama.

    August 13, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  7. Sunny

    Looks like we will have to hear and read news about dogs and cats of John MacCain now. Enough of heroic worship by media! Let's get to discuss real problem of this country. Who cares when she gets pain due to a handskae when 3/4th of the country is under pain at several levels.

    August 13, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  8. len Smith

    THIS IS NEWS. ???????????????????????? COME ON PERSONS

    August 13, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  9. Otanes - Atlanta

    I hope she has a good medical insurance!

    August 13, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  10. Me

    she's hurt because someone shook her hand?? wow, she really is an old barbie doll.

    August 13, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  11. PaulC

    Probably from excessive waving.
    Call in her medical team to evaluate this injury.

    August 13, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  12. Patsy Atkinson, NE

    Hubby John must have thought he was shaking hands with a Russian. No one seriously believes it happened during a hand shake with someone in the crowd do they? I think if Cindy gets a little out of line Johnny boy gives her a good ole handshake. His attitude speaks volumes.

    August 13, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  13. HarvardGrad vs HSDropout - West Des Moines, IA

    "Obama is the dumbest candidate ever" - bet you never graduated from high school...let see who is dumb...hmmm a harvard law school graduate or a high school drop-out :}? It's a rhetorical question dummy..the answer is pretty obvious!

    August 13, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  14. DJ Los Angeles

    Tell those Rush Limbaugh supporters to switch to de-caf and not shake a woman's hand that hard.

    August 13, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  15. Thomas

    Obama "fans" rude comments about a women who has given millions of dollars to charities and adopted below:

    August 13, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  16. larryh wi

    Just goes to show ya how excited people are to be supporting John McCain, hang in there Cindy you will have 4 yrs to learn how to deal with agressive excited hand shaking. Nobama will never experience this so you are already one up on him. Go John GO GO GO .

    August 13, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  17. Philip

    O.K. a hospital visit is somewhat news. Let's be civil.

    August 13, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  18. tj in fla

    This is a top story? What about the Georgian President demanding that his friend, McCain, come to his country's aid. Once again, CNN is really on top of things. The "best politcal team"-how outrageous.

    August 13, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  19. Mrs. McInostoch

    To the commentator Obama Is the dumbest candidate ever: Why not become a candidate yourself? Stop with the stupid remarks and act like an adult. What the hell does Obama have to do with Cindy McCain's "injury" from a handshake?

    August 13, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  20. Mickie in PA

    So when is CNN going to cover their adulterous affair instead of all sympathetic stories about his POW service (although he collaborated with the enemy), then they play up like he is a hero for refusing early release - he was afraid to come home early after collaborating with the enemy (so much for your word either in war or marriage, right McShame).

    August 13, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  21. NEVEROBAMA

    Leave Cindy alone!! I know the Obama zombies would not like it if we talk about how UGLY MICHELLE OBAMA IS!

    August 13, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  22. Mike

    You know CNN, I don't know why you post these sort of stories and then open up comments, it only brings out a display of vile trash towards an individual (and this goes both ways too).

    August 13, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  23. handjob

    that's what happens when you get up there in age. Be careful doll and rub some money on it.

    August 13, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  24. Ray

    BOO HOO HOO! Is this the same homewrecker cry baby JOHN McCAIN was having an AFFAIR with, while his first wife was recovering from an automobile accident? BOO HOO HOO!!

    August 13, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  25. ED FL

    Oh GREAT manuever John now you can publicize Cindy as wounded serving her country. Personally I beleive that is a ploy to keep the EDWARDS story [HOPEFULLY] from the press getting on you and why your similar lifes activites should not be outed . All these activites seem to be OK for right wing participants but are mortal sins when democrats partake in the same type of activitees.

    August 13, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
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