Sen. John McCain recovering from surgery for intestinal infection

By Ray Downs  |  April 16, 2018 at 9:47 PM
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April 16 (UPI) -- Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is recovering from surgery for an intestinal infection, his office confirmed Monday.

McCain was admitted to Mayo Clinic in Phoenix on Sunday and underwent the surgery, which was related to diverticulitis.

"Over the last few months, Sen. McCain has been participating in physical therapy at his home in Cornville, Ariz., as he recovers from the side effects of cancer treatment," McCain's office said in a statement.

McCain's daughter, Meghan McCain, confirmed on Twitter that he was in stable condition.

"[H]e continues to inspire me everyday with his intense grit and determination," she wrote. "Thank you to the doctors at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix and to everyone who is praying for him."

McCain announced in July that he has brain cancer.

His office said Monday that 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."

On Friday, McCain applauded President Donald Trump's decision to launch airstrikes on Syria.

McCain has been a vocal proponent of U.S. military engagement in Syria for years and visited anti-Assad rebels in 2013 to show his support.

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