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. Samuel

    I do not believe this for a minute. She needed some attention, that's all. Hand shakes? You're Right.

    August 13, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  2. Big Bill from Brooklyn

    Sad news. I hope she is better.

    August 13, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  3. McCain:SmallWeakCowardlyMan OffersMoreOfTheSame TearsOthersDownToBuildHimselfUp

    No doubt this condition was exacerbated by the need to prop up her husband on many an occasion or act as his ventriloquist when his lyin' lips can be moved by a modicum of truth.

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

    here come the oxy-contin jokes!

    August 13, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    This is DEVASTATING!! I sincerly hope she pulls through. :-\

    She probably went to the hospital to get some disinfectant to rub off the stench of the common man.

    August 13, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  6. MD for Obama

    A hand sprain? And this is BREAKING NEWS? I type all day and have various pains – so what? Everyone at CNN, please join Obama in Hawaii for a much needed vacation! This is too much!

    August 13, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  7. brian

    i'm sorry for you hand

    August 13, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  8. Bill

    Are you kidding me? She is a feebile as her husband!!!!!!!!!!

    August 13, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  9. Oh Cindy

    This is DEVASTATING!! I sincerly hope she pulls through. :-\

    She probably went to the hospital to get some disinfectant to rub off the stench of the common man.

    August 13, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  10. AZ guy

    It must be nice to be abel to go to an Emergency Room (didn't even have to settle for an Urgent Care) because someone shook her hand too hard. Can you spell E-L-I-T-I-S-T?!?!?!

    August 13, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  11. Janet

    Good lord. Can you say D-R-A-M-A?? She needs more pain pills probably.

    August 13, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  12. Allen

    she shoulda gone for the 'ol fist bump.

    August 13, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  13. S. Boatman

    She Must Have Ran Out Of Pain Medication!

    August 13, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  14. david r.

    how is this news?

    August 13, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  15. matt

    make sure she gets a a nice big perscripton to pain killers

    August 13, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  16. Jimmy

    Well Senators have great insurance plus the McCains are filthy rich so she'll get top notch medical care. That's what America is all about.

    August 13, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  17. beryl

    omg. a sprain? to hospital? guess that's what happens when you're a 'barbie doll' lookalike. she's just way tooo plastic for me.

    August 13, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  18. Willam from Texas

    Poor little Cindy, I guess she qualifies for disability now.

    August 13, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  19. brian c.

    hope it heals soon. does it hurt your golf game?

    August 13, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  20. ginny bell j.b.n.ga.

    YOU GO CINDY.....
    WE WILL SEE YOU AND JOHN IN THE WHITE HOUSE.....
    IF YOU HAVE ANY CONNECTIONS WITH THE 527 ....TELL THEM TO GET GOING ON OBOMA......

    August 13, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  21. Natasha

    IS THIS IMPORTANT??? WHO CARES

    August 13, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  22. seth

    ." ...shook Mrs. McCain’s hand and exacerbated an existing carpal tunnel condition"

    and you thought Johnny Boy was frail. This is ridiculous.

    What's next? "... While eating, Mrs. McCain had a piece of spaghetti hit a long standing hang-nail on her thumb. She was immediately medivac'd to a local trauma center"

    August 13, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  23. theresa

    i hope its not your autograph signing hand.

    August 13, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  24. Gary, Detroit

    Who cares ?

    August 13, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  25. Luis

    Get well soon FUTURE FIRST LADY......................................:)

    Pause, now wait for the ignorant Obamites to jump in........ready, go

    Idiots!

    August 13, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
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