Senator John McCain is recovering after being hospitalized over the weekend. McCain, who has been battling brain cancer, suffered a “minor tear” of his Achilles tendon which landed him in the hospital.
In July, the 2008 presidential nominee released that he had been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain tumor. McCain shared with CBS’ “60 Minutes” that “the prognosis is very, very serious.”
His hospital visit over the weekend was both for the tear in his Achilles, as well as for other side effects from his cancer therapy. His office released a statement on Monday.
"Senator McCain was treated at Walter Reed Medical Center over the weekend for a minor tear in his right Achilles tendon, as well as for other normal and non-life-threatening side effects of cancer therapy,” the statement read.
“Senator McCain has returned to work in the Senate and will be wearing a walking boot until his injured tendon is fully healed,” it continued.
McCain also shared the news with his Twitter followers in a post where he showed himself wearing his new walking boot. He wrote, "I can't tell you how much I hate wearing this boot!"
Throughout his battle with cancer, he has had a positive and optimistic outlook given such difficult circumstances. He also shared in his interview with “60 Minutes” about learning about his diagnosis.
“Some say 3 percent, some say 14 percent. It’s a very poor prognosis. So, I just said, ‘I understand, now we’re going to do what we can, get the best doctors we can find, and do the best we can.’ And, at the same time, celebrate with gratitude a life well-lived,” McCain said.
He also went on to say, “I am more energetic and more engaged as a result of this because I know I’ve got to do everything I can to serve this country while I can."
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