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."
She needs to file for workmans comp. Maybe she will quailfy for disability.
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.
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!)
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!
Was it her botox injecting hand??
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.
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
My the McCains are fragile people.
did your hand get hurt princess
Hurt shaking hands, well hands that have never worked are fragile at that age. She should hire some one to shake hands for her.
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!
Oh Oh someone hide the pain pills
... If I were tired of shaking hands with common folk on the campaign trail... I'd have done the same thing too.
ITS TOTALLY BEYOND ME TO TRY TO UNDERSTAND WHY THIS IS CONSIDERED NEWS-WORTHY.
Now the junkie hurt her hand.
Oh dramatic – now is CNN trying to use this to undermine McCain's candidacy? Give us a break.
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...
Sorry Cindy about your hand; stop trying to get attention.
I'm not voting for her hubby, but I wish her a speedy recovery.
Breaking News . . .
if McCain wins thats it for usa hes Republican and not alot off people like Republican
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.
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.
One shot at Arkansas Democratic Party HQ is news not Mrs. Mcshame!
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