Senator John McCain is doing well after undergoing emergency surgery for complications arising from his brain cancer, his daughter Meghan revealed.
Meghan, one of the co-hosts for ABC’s The View, shared the news on the show on Tuesday and said her father is ‘stable’.
‘I’m going to be here today and tomorrow and then I’m going to go home to Arizona,’ Meghan told viewers after Whoopi Goldberg asked how her father was doing.
Meghan said she had talked to her father since the surgery and that he was still recovering in the hospital.
Senator John McCain is doing well after undergoing emergency surgery for complications arising from his brain cancer, his daughter Meghan revealed on Tuesday
The host, who interviewed Stormy Daniels on Tuesday, added that it had been a ‘really rough morning’.
‘I knew when I took this job there would be times I’d have to publicly talk about it in real time, it’s the choice I made and my family made,’ she said.
‘I had a really rough morning but it’s a privilege to work on this show and he loves it and he’s going to be watching today.’
McCain, 81, underwent surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix to treat an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis on Sunday, his office revealed in a statement.
‘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,’ the statement said, noting that McCain has continued to work as Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee during his recovery.
Meghan, one of the co-hosts for ABC’s The View, shared the news on the show on Tuesday and said her father is ‘stable’ and that she will go home to Arizona this weekend to see him
McCain’s office revealed that he had surgery to treat an intestinal infection Sunday
Meghan first shared an update on her father’s condition on Monday, tweeting that he was ‘stable’ after having surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix
McCain’s wife, Cindy, also tweeted about her husband’s health after his surgery
Meghan first shared an update on her father’s condition on Monday, tweeting that he was ‘stable’.
‘He continues to inspire me everyday with his intense grit and determination,’ she added.
‘Thank you to the doctors at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix and to everyone who is praying for him.’
McCain’s wife, Cindy McCain, also tweeted Monday to state that her husband ‘is doing well after his surgery. Looking forward to getting back to Hidden Valley!’
In July 2017, McCain revealed that he had undergone a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye at the Mayo Clinic.
After testing the removed tissue, it was determined that McCain had a glioblastoma, a cancerous brain tumor.
McCain has undergone radiation and chemotherapy treatment while still performing his senatorial duties.
McCain (with Meghan in March 2018) was diagnosed with brain cancer in July 2017. He’s been working from his Arizona home while recovering from cancer treatments
Meghan said her father would be watching on Tuesday, when she interviewed Stormy Daniels
He has been recovering at his home since late 2017 and, according to his office’s statement Monday, he has been enjoying ‘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 said.
Both Republican Sen Jeff Flake and former Democratic Sen Joe Lieberman recently revealed they have plans to visit McCain, according to CBS.
Flake said that when he last visited McCain, the senator had ‘briefing books on his lap’ and was ‘watching the news’.
‘He’s very much informed about what’s going on,’ Flake said.
Lieberman, who talks to McCain ‘about once or twice a week,’ said that his ‘actual cancer treatment was succeeding’.
‘He’s hurting now from the treatment in other parts of his body,’ he added.