Mitch Daniels gets 16 stitches following workout accident
May 20th, 2011
03:54 PM ET
8 years ago

Mitch Daniels gets 16 stitches following workout accident

(CNN) - Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels received 16 stitches to his forehead after being struck by a door after a workout Friday, his office said.

After finishing a workout at an Indianapolis gym, the potential 2012 presidential candidate was standing near a door that suddenly swung open and struck him. Daniels was transported to a nearby hospital, treated, and released.

The governor is currently recovering at home, his office said.

His spokeswoman Jane Jankowski confirmed to CNN that the governor told her he "uttered a creative expletive" when the accident occurred. He did not provide any further details on the exact nature.

At the hospital Daniels, known for his penny-pinching ways and sense of humor, asked the doctor if he was going to be charged for each of the stitches he was receiving, Jankowski said. He was assured he would not be.

"He seems to be doing fine and is in good spirits," she told CNN.

As of now there are no plans for him to change his schedule next week, which includes a visit to Washington for a fiscal summit and a Republican fundraisers as well as attending festivities related to the Indianapolis 500 race.

- CNN's Kevin Bohn and Steve Brusk contributed to this report.

Filed under: 2012 • Mitch Daniels
soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. Alex

    that's a five-head at minimum, maybe even a six-head

    May 20, 2011 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  2. HMS

    Dumb. Is he gonna be the new Gerald Ford?

    May 20, 2011 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  3. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country, stop the Democrat death spiral in 2012

    Very bad timing... This is NOT going to help his photo ops. Nobody will vote for a guy with half his head covered in bandages. Who hit him? A Democrat? Let's start the conspiracy theories now!

    May 20, 2011 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  4. Biggge

    Since Gov. Daniels has cut funding for women to receive medical treatment via Plan Parenthood, I hope he use duck tape instead of medical services.... I can not believe the State of Indiana WAS FOOLED INTO VOTING FOR GUY.. He has to be running neck & neck with the Wis. jerk.....

    May 20, 2011 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  5. Dave Jaipersaud

    Here is what I think

    1) Must be god's way of punishing this fool for taking from the poor and give to the rich.
    2) Must be god's way of warning this fool to get out of politics
    3) Must be god's way of punishing this fool for dictating what women can and cannot do
    4) Must be god's way of warning this fool to not run for President of the USA, because if he wins, god's children will suffer

    And the list goes on and on. Hey Mitch! Jesus is watching. Might wanna change your ways, your thinking, be more humble and treat everyone as your equal or as you would treat your kids and family. Just a reminder, Jesus can read your thoughts. You may say one thing in public but it is your thoughts and actions that will matter on judgement day.

    May 20, 2011 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  6. Linda

    Does he have health insurance?

    May 20, 2011 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  7. Billiam

    Which zip code did it hit on that forehead?

    May 20, 2011 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  8. GOP = Greed Over People

    Not to be unkind, but you did mean 166 stitches not 16, that is one mongo forehead.

    Kinda reminds me of the "grays".

    May 20, 2011 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
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