We're still keeping John McCain in our thoughts after hearing this. The 81-year-old senator was previously hospitalized on Sunday, April 15, and released a few days later, but now he reportedly had a deep conversation with his daughter Meghan McCain's husband, which has us feeling like things aren't looking good for the senator.
"John hugged me tonight. He asked me to take care of Meghan. I said I would," his son-in-law, Ben Domenech, allegedly wrote in a since-deleted tweet on Saturday, April 28, according to AZ Central. "F--k you soulless crazies. F--k you all the way to hell." The motive behind the tweet is still unknown, but many think John may be back in the hospital or not doing well.
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After John underwent surgery to treat an intestinal infection earlier this month, his spokesperson shared an official statement on Monday, April 16. "On Sunday, Senator McCain was admitted to Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, AZ, and underwent surgery to treat an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis," the message began.
"Over the last few months, Senator McCain has been participating in physical therapy at his home in Cornville, AZ, 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, according to Us Weekly.
Fans are especially surprised by John's conversation with Ben since Meghan later took to Twitter after his surgery to confirm her dad was in "stable condition." "My father @SenJohnMcCain 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," The View star wrote at the time. John's wife of 38 years, Cindy McCain, also commented on her husband's condition via Twitter. "My husband @SenJohnMcCain is doing well after his surgery. Looking forward to getting back to Hidden Valley!" she wrote. On Monday, April 23, she followed up with a nature photo that she captioned, "@SenJohnMcCain and I are home in our beloved Hidden Valley. Enjoying a glorious Arizona sunset."
John was also previously hospitalized back in mid-December while undergoing treatment for his brain cancer battle. "Senator McCain is currently receiving treatment at Walter Reed Medical Center for normal side effects of his ongoing cancer therapy. As ever, he remains grateful to his physicians for their excellent care, and his friends and supporters for their encouragement and good wishes. Senator McCain looks forward to returning to work as soon as possible," his office said in a statement at the time.
Just a few months prior, the McCain family revealed that John had been diagnosed with brain cancer. He subsequently underwent surgery to remove an aggressive, primary glioblastoma tumor. During a fall 2017 interview with CBS' 20/20, the politician opened up about his diagonisis. "They said that the prognosis is very, very serious. Some say three percent, some say 14 percent. You know, it's — it's a very poor prognosis. So I just said, 'I understand. Now we're going to do what we can, get the best doctors we can find and do the best we can.' And at the same time celebrate with gratitude a life well lived," John said.
At the time of his diagnosis, the Arizona Republican’s office and the Mayo Clinic released a joint statement revealing that John underwent surgery to have a blood clot associated with the tumor removed. "On Friday, July 14, Sen. John McCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix," the statement read.
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"Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot. Scanning done since the procedure (a minimally invasive craniotomy with an eyebrow incision) shows that the tissue of concern was completely resected by imaging criteria. The Senator and his family are reviewing further treatment options with his Mayo Clinic care team. Treatment options may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation," the message explained. Our thoughts remain with John and his family during his brain cancer battle.