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John McCain Hospitalized For Emergency Surgery

Apr. 17 2018, Published 12:18 p.m. ET

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US Senator John McCain was hospitalized after contracting an intestinal infection following his brain tumor crisis. has learned the 81-year-old underwent surgery for his condition this Sunday, and remains in stable condition.

"On Sunday, Senator McCain was admitted to Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, and underwent surgery to treat an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis," his office said in a statement.

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"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."

As Radar readers know, McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer in July 2017. He has since continued to receive treatment, despite his devastating prognosis.

While his daughter, Meghan McCain, suffered an on-screen meltdown when speaking of his condition last year on The View, she shared a positive Twitter statement this Monday, following his surgery.

"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," she wrote.

Following his recent health crisis, John McCain's team added in their statement that both he 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."

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