(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.
Wishing you and your family all the best........
Be with your family Senator Biden and God bless.
God Bless you and your family at this trying time Senator Biden. my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Sen. Biden, you won the debate, you won our hearts long ago, you've got our prayers during this difficult time.
Get through this struggle and then back onto the campaign trail where you can look forward to turning your strong lead into a spectacular victory on Nov. 4.
May God support your family, and know that we are all praying for you.
Bless you and your family Sen. Biden
We are praying for you Vice President Biden
Peace be with you and your family Senator.
Your priorities are in the right place, Joe. God bless you both.
Sen. Biden, we will be praying for your mother-in-law and family!
Hey Joe! our love, prayers and confort to you and family. You guys are doing pretty well. since family is ideal go take care of that. Barrack will keep the fire burning until ur return. Thank God it is not Failin/mcshame you are leaving behind. Else on ur return, they must have cancelled the whole campaign event.
Go OBAMA/BIDEN @ 2008
My family thoughts and prayers are with you Senator.
God Bless you and your family.
Our prayers are with you all
Family first our thoughts and prayers are with Joe and Jill Biden .
Our prayers are with you. Do return to the campaign soon, we need you.
The Bidens are in our prayers.
Best wishes to the Bidens.
I'm sending Joe and Jill Biden good thoughts an and prayers from Utah.
Stay strong Joe and Jill.. My thoughts and prayers are with you..
Senator Biden, we're here for you just take your time with your love ones and i'm sure everything will be okay with your faith.
It's nice to see a politician put his family first in a quiet manner...
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Joe and Jill *hugs*
Sen. Biden is such a good man. His values are real, and honest. He cares for his family.
I have so much respect for him.
May and you and your family find strength in each other and the prayers of all of us for you.
So sorry to hear that. Our thought are with your wife and you. Give our love to all involved.
Our prayers are with you and your entire family.