Sen. John McCain is in stable condition following weekend surgery to treat an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis.
The 81-year-old Republican senator from Arizona was admitted to the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, for surgery to treat the infection on Sunday, his office revealed in a statement Monday.
‘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.
Sen. John McCain’s office revealed that he had surgery to treat an intestinal infection Sunday. McCain (pictured in July 2017) was said to be in stable condition after the surgery
John McCain’s daughter, Meghan McCain, tweeted that her father was in stable condition and thanked the doctors that performed his surgery at Phoenix, Arizona’s Mayo Clinic
McCain’s daughter, Meghan McCain, tweeted Monday that he is ‘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.’
Meanwhile, 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 in Phoenix. 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 daughter, Meghan McCain in March 2018) was diagnosed with brain cancer in July 2017. He’s been working from his Arizona home while recovering from cancer treatments
McCain’s wife, Cindy, also tweeted about her husband’s health after his surgery
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.