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. dollorbil

    She needs to file for workmans comp. Maybe she will quailfy for disability.

    August 13, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  2. proud army and navy mom

    poor baby! life can be hard for a millionaire heiress. all that handshaking can be downright dangerous.. who knew?!

    She went to the hospital for this???? She's such a drama queen.

    August 13, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  3. Liz in CA

    Oh come ON CNN...this is NEWS? A hand sprain? For which she was treated and released??? And "Breaking News" at that? Must be an AWFULLY slow news day. How about a "Breaking News" of Olympics if nothing better is going on....or stop calling yourselves a news channel!!! (Usually, I'm a fan-but this one was outrageous!)

    August 13, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  4. Shari, NY

    I will put politics and aside and wish her well. Not only do you have to watch out for crazed gunment but also for exuberant supporters who could bang up your wrist. Adopt the Japanese style next time and just fold your arms and bow!

    August 13, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  5. DPerry

    Was it her botox injecting hand??

    August 13, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  6. Michael

    Uh Huh. Call the Police. I bet that McAnger did it because Cindy wore too much make up and he thought she looked like a trollop. Or Miss. Buffalo Chip.

    August 13, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  7. Kingsley

    Why is this News worthy?

    This woman is worhless on the political circuit

    The average American couldn't afford an Xray for this crap

    an ELITIST we can beleive in

    August 13, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  8. Mims

    My the McCains are fragile people.

    August 13, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  9. tj bettencourt

    did your hand get hurt princess

    August 13, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  10. TWT

    Hurt shaking hands, well hands that have never worked are fragile at that age. She should hire some one to shake hands for her.

    August 13, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  11. gl

    This is not news. McShame will do and say anything to get news coverage. McShame had the week to himself and still not getting coverage becasue he is boring!

    August 13, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  12. Richard

    Oh Oh someone hide the pain pills

    August 13, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  13. Yeah Right!! Elite

    ... If I were tired of shaking hands with common folk on the campaign trail... I'd have done the same thing too.

    August 13, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  14. ARB

    ITS TOTALLY BEYOND ME TO TRY TO UNDERSTAND WHY THIS IS CONSIDERED NEWS-WORTHY.

    August 13, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  15. Caryn, Washington DC

    Now the junkie hurt her hand.

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

    Oh dramatic – now is CNN trying to use this to undermine McCain's candidacy? Give us a break.

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

    how nice! The Senator's wife can get medical treatment for: shaking too many hands....
    47 million people in this country are without healthcare. For them, getting needed medical treatment becomes a financial burden...

    August 13, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  18. Obama 08

    Sorry Cindy about your hand; stop trying to get attention.

    August 13, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  19. 11 Bravo

    I'm not voting for her hubby, but I wish her a speedy recovery.

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

    Breaking News . . .

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

    if McCain wins thats it for usa hes Republican and not alot off people like Republican

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

    hi suzanne, i have carpal tunnel i must have surgery on both hands, however ive watched mrs mc cain she is stand offish she dont shake many hands she only stands behind sen mc cain like she's to good to interact with comand folks. so is it oxycondone or vicodin since she in another state? man addicts.

    August 13, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  23. Ex-Republican for Obama

    Did they give her pain pills?

    Honestly, I hope you feel better Cindy-Lou, but I don't like you nor the way you steal peoples husbands. Nor do I like your husband who has abandoned his family and our troops and shipped our jobs over seas.

    A speedy recovery to you is wished.

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

    One shot at Arkansas Democratic Party HQ is news not Mrs. Mcshame!

    August 13, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  25. Mccain=Bush=WARMONGERS

    she is to good to shake common People hand this Elitist Botox Babie should stay off the trail if you can't shake common peoples Hand Obama 08. Get well soon Warmongers (2) Wife

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