(CNN) - Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Joe Biden is cancelling his campaign events for Saturday and Sunday as his mother-in-law battles a serious illness.
The Senator from Delaware's campaign spokesman, David Wade, put out a statement saying "the campaign has cancelled Sen. Biden's schedule today and tomorrow because of a serious illness in Jill Biden's family. Hospice has advised the Bidens to remain close by, and we appreciate everyone's respect for the family's privacy."
Wade is referring to Biden's wife's mother, Bonny Jacobs, who is in a hospice in Pennsylvania.
Biden was scheduled to speak in Washington D.C. and then attend a fund-raiser in the nation's capitol Saturday night. Sunday he was expected to campaign in Virginia.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Sen. Biden.
Praying for you and your family, Sen. Biden.
God bless the Biden family.
Yes family is so much more important than trying to fight the lies and smears of a lying stinking PIG from Alaska.
Our prayers are with you and your family Joe!
Veterans for Obama
God Bless the Biden family.
Yes Joe we all have you in our prayers
Wishing you God's sufficient grace in your time of grief Senator Biden.
Take Care Joe!
May God bless you and your family, especially during this time. Our thoughts and prayers are filling the Universe for all of you.
In the Obama campaign we treat everyone like family-Even John McCain and Sarah Palin.
I hope Jill's mother gets better. Joe hope to see you back out soon. Take care and may god bless the Bidens.
Jackson Family in FL
Senator Biden, I know how this feels. You simply cannot focus on anything else when a loved one is getting ready to cross over. You know they are going to the better place, but you also know how very much you will miss them. You are doing the right thing to support your family at this time. I respect that.
Wonder what the other side will say. How will they use this to benefit themselves? I'm becoming a cynic!
MORE THAN ANY TIME I FEEL THAT OBAMA CHOIC FOR BIDEN WAS THE BEST ... THE PERSON WHO CARE ABOUT HIS FAMILY WILL CARE ABOUT US BECAUSE WE WILL BE HIS BIG FAMILY ... WE WISH HIS MOTHER IN LAW THE BEST ...
OBAMA / BIDEN 08
may God bless and keep your family
Stay strong as you always have. You'll have an angel on your shoulder going forward.
you will always be a leader
Biden will drop out of the race just like we predicted so that O'Bomber can bring in Hillary.
May the Good Lord be with your family and may he bless each one of you.
We will be praying for your family Sen. Biden.
Joe, you've got character. Best wishes to you and your family.
There are no comments posted yet... but I'll say this... If anyone tries to compare Biden's reason to stopping campaigning while defending McCain's... you deserve to burn in hell.
I pray and hope for Sen. Biden's mother-in-law's quick recovery and bless her heart!! Sen. Biden is a true gentleman and a respectable government official who never took advantage of his powerful position. As a matter of official record he is one of the poorest senators serving in the senate if not the poorest! May God bless Sen. Biden!
My prayers are with you and your family. You were GREAT in the debate.!!!!
Our family is praying for you Sen. Biden and family
Take care of your family...
Our prayers are with you!