Perry to undergo outpatient surgery Friday
February 23rd, 2012
06:10 PM ET
6 years ago

Perry to undergo outpatient surgery Friday

(CNN) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry is slated for an outpatient surgical procedure on Friday, his office announced in a Thursday afternoon statement.

The procedure is to "repair his right clavicle, which did not heal properly after a 2009 bike accident" and will take place in Austin, the statement said.

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A few months before announcing his now-defunct presidential bid, Perry underwent back surgery, and some placed blame for his rocky debate performances on his recovery. By September, Perry resumed running, and told reporters on the campaign trail he would log up to 17 miles a week.

"I didn't realize it was going to have as big an impact and frankly I didn't even know it was having the impact it was having on me-from the standpoint of just being fatigued-and it showed up in the first few debates," Perry said in December.

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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. LEE

    Like the Scarecrow, do you suppose he will ask for a brain?

    February 23, 2012 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  2. brian in denver

    Maybe his next surgery will be "to repair his brain, which never fully developed after his birth"

    February 23, 2012 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  3. SK

    OMG – this is news?

    February 23, 2012 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  4. Bill

    Oh. I thought he might be having a brain transplant – he sure could use one.

    February 23, 2012 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  5. GI Joe.

    He ought to be in-patient mental care. Wonder what they would find in that empty head and cold heart?

    February 23, 2012 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  6. Ed Fl

    Here is a guy who wants to be President ,yet he forgets to tell the American public he has a health problem. That notoriety should get him NO votes at all next time he tries. .It just goes to show how honorable a politician can be.

    February 23, 2012 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  7. Innkahoots

    In spite of it all I wish him well, See ya Rickster, Its been a Hoot.

    February 23, 2012 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    He finally found a brain donor!

    February 23, 2012 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  9. Charlie from the North

    Good luck Gov. Perry. Get well soon.

    February 23, 2012 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  10. Seattle Sue

    I would have thought Perry would have some sort of brain surgery.

    February 23, 2012 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  11. Larry L

    I suspect he actually hurt it flapping his "right wing" during the campaign... No... that can't be it or his jaw would also be injured.

    February 23, 2012 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  12. Nothing new here

    Well, I know what it is like to live with back problems and pain.
    I do wish Rick Perry the best.

    February 23, 2012 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |