June 23rd, 2008
03:10 PM ET
14 years ago

McCain says band-aids the result of hitting car roof

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/06/23/art.mccainbandaid.cnn.jpg caption=" McCain said Monday he hit his head on the roof of a car during his recent trip to Canada."](CNN) – John McCain hit the campaign trail Monday with two band-aids on the top of his head, leading a reporter to ask the Arizona senator why he was wearing them.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee, who has battled skin cancer in the past, said the band-aids were merely a result of hitting his head on the roof of a car.

“I was getting out of the car in Canada and I hit the roof a tiny bit, and the car was much smaller than the one I'm usually being ferried around in by the beloved Secret Service."

"It was a brush with a low hanging door," McCain also said.


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  1. nader

    HE TRIPED LIKE A BOB DOLE. MAY GOD HELP HIM IN HIS OLD AGE. PROBABLY HE NEEDS WALKING STICK.!!!

    June 23, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  2. LOL

    Cindy McCain has had it with being a trophy wife and cracked him over the head with her hairbrush.

    You go Barbie.

    June 23, 2008 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  3. Cindy's Fault

    He found out Cindy's baking stolen cookie recipes again and fell out on the floor in a temper tantrum.

    June 23, 2008 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  4. Chris B

    Marshall: It's news because it may make some small percentage of the voting population rethink their vote for McCain due to possible health issues. Because, you know, Obama never gets sick!

    June 23, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  5. You're A Good Man, McCain

    I like McCain and his mom, I just don't want him to be president.

    Leave this man alone about the bandaid, move on.

    June 23, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  6. linda from South Dakota

    lol,, forget to duck????

    June 23, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  7. Phil Newton Murphy, Oregon

    Hitting the roof again?

    Temper, temper.

    My friend.

    June 23, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  8. Liz T

    Wonder how photographers missed this incident when it happened... On the other hand, was he out of circulation at any time? I think it was a visit to his dermatologist.

    June 23, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  9. Strum

    Did he go to Canada for cancer treatment. hmmmm?
    He needs to learn how to crawl in and out of cars like he crawled around in the bushed of Vietman after he was shot down.... Never mind, he did not do that very well either. Anyway McWatchOutForThatDoor, be safe, retire NOW.

    June 23, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  10. Cathy

    This is not news worthy!!!! Come on CNN. I'm usually on your side...but give me a break here!

    June 23, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  11. Mike

    Whats the big deal? My Great Grandfather always forgets he is in a car too.

    June 23, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  12. Mimi De La Cruz for OBAMA

    IT'S ALL OVER THE BLOGS THAT, MCBUSH WENT

    TO CANADA TO HAVE SKIN TEST.

    I GUESS SINCE HE HAD THE TEST OUT OF THE

    COUNTRY HE IS NOT OBLIGED TO TELL THE TRUTH,

    KINDA LIKE WE ARE NOT BRAKING THE LAW WITH THE

    DETAINEES IN GUANTANAMO.

    June 23, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  13. Mr. McGoo

    Ha Ha Ha

    John thought he was still in America and ended up in Canada. When he tried to hightail it back home, he bumped his head. Okay, Mr. McGoo.

    June 23, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  14. James in Florida

    Are we suppose to really believe that.

    I am 6 foot 4 and have never hit my head in the car and had to have a bandaid, my entire life.

    The guy has cancer and had something cut off him again and is covering it up.

    See what you will get in the white house, reminds you of Bush and Cheney does'nt it.

    June 23, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  15. McGoo, McGoo

    John have you ever thought of piracy, you've go the demeanor. Arrrrr

    June 23, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  16. The Door Didn't Mean It

    The Secret Service can't protect John from himself. Bad car door.

    June 23, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  17. Jason

    God he's so fragile.

    June 23, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  18. the other jd

    hasn't he had a history of melanoma? i wouldn't wish it on him, but it looks suspicious. he just looks so frail in general...

    June 23, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  19. LeMonton

    He probably hit his head looking for his teeth, ear piece or bifocals. (or maybe looking again for his bearings)

    Please be nice to him. He's been roming around for almost a century and it's normal to flip, flop and trip every now and then. Just be careful not to break a hip.

    🙂

    June 23, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  20. Rich In Seattle

    It is so hard for the elderly to get in and out of automobiles. This is not a surprise.

    June 23, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  21. james

    I bet $100 it was cancer.
    He's lying aout the car roof tthing.

    June 23, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  22. Oh Canada

    McCain wants to go to war so bad, he'll start one with Canada if he has to.

    No John, they're our friends.

    June 23, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  23. John, Oh John

    Dear John,

    Stay out of Canadian cars, they really are not good for you. Stay in America and buy a car from Detroit. Oh, yes, you kicked them to the curb when you supported NAFTA.

    June 23, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  24. It's a done deal

    He should release his doctors notes on this, since he can't be trusted. Sounds like a 3rd round of skin cancer.

    June 23, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  25. Big AL

    I guess that the way the Hybirds are hitting the market. Right up side the head of an fool.

    June 23, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
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