Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was hospitalized on Wednesday for “normal side effects” of the treatments he’s receiving for glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, his office announced in a statement.
McCain, 80, is at Walter Reed Hospital, and “as ever, he remains grateful to his physicians for their excellent care, and his friends and supporters for their encouragement and good wishes,” his office said. “Sen. McCain looks forward to returning to work as soon as possible.” He was diagnosed in July.
Earlier in the day, his daughter, Meghan McCain, spoke with former Vice President Joe Biden on The View about her father’s condition. Biden’s son Beau died in 2015 from the same cancer, and the former vice president told McCain “there is hope,” and if “anybody can make it,” it’s her father.