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John McCain recovering after surgery for intestinal infection

Senator John McCain (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)
April 17, 2018

Sen. John McCain is recovering post-surgery after checking into the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, on Sunday for a diverticulitis-related intestinal infection, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

“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,” McCain’s office said in a statement.

McCain “continues to rehabilitate and take part in physical therapy as part of his ongoing treatment” for glioblastoma brain cancer, which was diagnosed in July 2017, the statement said.

“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,” the statement read.

McCain has been in Arizona since last Christmas but has remained well-heard politically.

Last month, McCain criticized President Trump for praising Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election.

McCain did commend Trump for ousting 60 Russian diplomats from the U.S.

McCain’s memoir, “The Restless Wave,” will be released in May.