Intestinal Infection Lands Sen. John McCain In Surgery

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain is listed as “stable” following surgery over the weekend for an intestinal infection. The 81-year-old senator’s office released a statement on Monday saying that the infection was “related to diverticulitis.”

“On Sunday, Senator McCain was admitted to Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, and underwent surgery to treat an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis,” the statement read, according to The Arizona Republic. “He is in stable condition.”

McCain’s wife, Cindy, said that he was doing well and that the family was anxious to get him home.

Meghan McCain, the senator’s daughter and a regular cohost on ABC’s “The View,” tweeted on Monday that her father was as strong as ever.

McCain’s office also addressed the fact that the senator, who is also being treated for an aggressive form of brain cancer, has not been seen on Capitol Hill for quite some time. “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,” the statement concluded.