Today, the office of Sen. John McCain announced that on Sunday, he was “admitted to Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, and underwent surgery to treat an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis. He is in stable condition.”
The senator has not been seen publicly since January and the last photograph of him was tweeted by his daughter Meghan in mid-March. In that photo, the senator, who is battling an aggressive form of brain cancer looked to be in failing health.
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Few expect the senator to return to the Hill.
My husband @SenJohnMcCain is doing well after his surgery. Looking forward to getting back to Hidden Valley!
— Cindy McCain (@cindymccain) April 16, 2018
My father @SenJohnMcCain is in stable condition – he continues to inspire me everyday with his intense grit and determination. Thank you to the doctors at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix and to everyone who is praying for him.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) April 16, 2018
Complete statement from the office of Sen. John McCain:
“On Sunday, Senator McCain was admitted to Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, and underwent surgery to treat an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis. He is in stable condition.
“Over the last few months, Senator McCain has been participating in physical therapy at his home in Cornville, Arizona, as he recovers from the side effects of cancer treatment. He has remained engaged on his work as Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and has enjoyed frequent visits from his family, friends, staff and Senate colleagues.
“Senator McCain and his family are grateful to the senator’s excellent care team, and appreciate the support and prayers they continue to receive from people all over the country.”