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. Zman

    I HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER, ITS FUN HAVING YOU ON THOSE TOUR

    August 13, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  2. Will in Richmond, VA

    What?

    Injured while shaking hands? Really?

    August 13, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  3. MD FOR OBAMA

    Carpel Tunnel? Ii thought you got that when you worked for a living in say.. An Office!

    August 13, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  4. justreading

    Are you serious!? People out there working hard everyday getting actually getting hurt on the job but can't afford to go to the hospital and we're reading about a rich person spraining their wrist. Come on people lets not fignt each other anymore. 2008's election is not about democratic vs republican vs conservative vs liberal vs educated vs non educated its about the a small group of people riding the gravey train while the rest of America suffers. It does not matter what party, gender, or demographic you belong to please read about the issues and candidates policies and tell yourselve which one is going to help (you have to help yourselve also) my family. I am a huge Obama supporter and I read alot of post with a lot hateful posts from Hilliary supporters and McCain Supporters but also from Obama supporters also. This is for the people supporting Barack your not going to make people change their mind and calling them names only helps strengthen their hatred, so lets follow Barack's lead let the haters hate and we hit them with truth and facts. Hate begits hate and if we go into the white house with Barack as our president and we are jaded and angry people how will WE make change!?

    August 13, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  5. heidi

    Hope they didn't give her any pain pills

    August 13, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  6. Sampsonite

    Yea right, she got tired of fraternizing with the common folk.

    August 13, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  7. Why is this news?

    Did she OD again?

    August 13, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  8. Shaka Zulu

    She must be losing her bearings too.

    August 13, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  9. Vigla

    Are you kidding me? This is NOT NEWS!!! Carpel tunnel syndrome? OMG!

    August 13, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  10. ben

    I'm sure there will be SELECTIVE hand shaking after this. Glad she's ok though. OBAMA for 08.

    August 13, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  11. Jake

    who cares.

    August 13, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  12. Dave F

    I suppose it is time for some pain meds.... now where would Cindy McCain get some of those...?

    August 13, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  13. whatabich

    What next....

    August 13, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  14. Charles

    Elitist.................

    August 13, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  15. who cares ?

    now...really....what makes this news ??!

    oh yeah : cindy McCain can afford health care for minor pain while you and i just DONT even if we were about to die !

    ....

    August 13, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  16. Toyin, Atlanta

    Elite? Handshake lands Cindy in ER.

    August 13, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  17. Travis

    I hope she is OK.

    But my goodness...are the McCain's THAT old? They can't even shake hands without getting hurt?

    August 13, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  18. Jenny, Rio Vista, CA

    Poor Poopey. What a waste of a doctor's time. I guess someone who was really injured and suffering had to wait so that poor Barbie's granny could get some drugs.

    August 13, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  19. Robert

    No problem. Pain killers will do the trick. She'll even be able to get her own prescription this time.

    August 13, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  20. billylee8

    Nothing but the best treatment a beer heiress's money can buy.

    August 13, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  21. abdirahman

    She should not have gone on campain trail.Tell Macsame to let her
    do her domestic work at home.

    August 13, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  22. pet2435

    she should go and sleep ,since she dont know anything about politices,

    August 13, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  23. Lee from FL

    its not easy being old.

    August 13, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  24. AJ

    Barbie's fragile... Who knew???

    Oh PAHLEEAZE!

    Cindy's merely using this as an excuse to keep from having to touch the 'common folk' on the trail...

    August 13, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  25. dona

    The hospital for a sprain? Hmmmm sounds like the pill popper is at it again.

    August 13, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
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