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. Billy

    Hide the pain killers.

    August 13, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  2. Soldier 4 OBAMA

    So how is that for a sick President and First Lady possibility, is this the best the GOP could do. The idea of John McBush and Cindy in the White House is not the idea of a STRONG AMERICA nor does it show strength with all the issues in the world today.

    August 13, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  3. unity

    Maybe hollow bone syndrome?

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

    Sorry my dear ,Our Problem is McSurge not you.
    Wish you the very best.
    Obamacrat from Westfalen Germany.

    August 13, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  5. hey you kids get off my lawn

    this is not news.
    this is not newsworthy.
    this is why the msm is doomed.

    August 13, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  6. CS in PA

    I thought it was something to do with her face cracking!

    August 13, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  7. Chris Franklin

    If this is considered "breaking news" I'd hate to see what you would do if the country was ever invaded!! Get a life people!!!!

    August 13, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  8. Q

    Well so America should be concerned with both the health of John and Cindy McCain ...given their fraility does that mean Dick Cheney will control the W/H if McCain wins ,,,,

    August 13, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  9. Sharon, MInnesota

    CNN, you forgot to include, while at the hospital, Cindy treated herself to another botox injection while John got lost in the men's room. Luckily his collegue Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho happened to be in the same room to give McCain a hand.

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

    I hate to say this, but is this her way of not having to be bothered with shaking hands with hmmm these normal people called Americans?

    August 13, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  11. marvinj

    Here we go, sounds like a cry for those pain pills. Well keep our eyes on this one, next it will be the stress of the campaign trail....

    August 13, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  12. Mabel in Cleve.

    Whatever the doctors do for her hand, please don't give her any prescription pain killers ! The relapsed wife of a presidential candidate would be a hot mess (and somehow Obama's plot to turn us all into drug abusers)!

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

    LOL.

    That's not news. That's pathetic.

    August 13, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  14. fella from Chicago

    Don't say anything Obama supporters or a serious deluge of garbage will follow toward Michelle. Leave the wives alone!

    August 13, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  15. Fragile

    Why is this news? So she can't shake hands now with her constituents.

    August 13, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  16. Generation X

    We wish her well. However, if she is that frail, she should stay off the campaign trail. On a second thought, why not have Cinday and Michelle in an arm wrestling match?

    August 13, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  17. Nathan in WA

    and I should care... why?

    August 13, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  18. INDEPENDENT NYC

    Normal people would have gone home and applied ice or soaked our hand in hot water. Her health care plan must really be great.

    I wonder if that's the one John McCain has and doesn't want all Americans to have that coverage.

    August 13, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  19. McCrazy

    McCain's wife is hospitalized and McCain is on the campaign stop trying to convince us he is better than Obama because he is friends with the President of Georgia? WOW. He must have more friends, he IS twice as old.

    August 13, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  20. Shannelle Marshall in DC

    She'd better get that fixed...and quick before John leaves her too!!!

    And why do we care about Cindy McCains hand anyway??

    August 13, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  21. Pat-Pittsburgh

    I have carpel tunnel syndrome myself and fully understand just how painful it can be, so my thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. McCain.

    God speed for a speedy and painless recovery.

    August 13, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  22. Peggy Robson

    Now she will get criticized

    August 13, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  23. Monica

    She's faking it to get a prescription for Vicodin. Don't fall for it!

    August 13, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  24. Anthony, Dallas, Tx

    She went to the hospital for a hand sprain? CNN GET THIS OFF OF HERE.

    August 13, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  25. A.

    She had to go to the hospital for CARPEL TUNNEL? I have carpel tunnel and that is ridiculous. Suck it up, princess.

    August 13, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
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