Senator John McCain, 81, has been hospitalized to treat side effects related to his cancer therapy.
According to a statement released by his office on Wednesday, the Arizona senator is currently receiving treatment at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, for “normal side effects of his ongoing cancer therapy.”
The statement added: “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.”
In July, McCain, who has served Arizona in Congress since 1982, announced he was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma, days after he underwent a craniotomy to remove a blood clot above his eye. Since his diagnosis, he has completed his first round of chemotherapy treatment.
McCain, who missed a third straight day of Senate votes Wednesday, has been undergoing rounds of chemotherapy and radiation to treat glioblastoma. Two friends close to McCain, requesting anonymity to speak about his condition, said there were no plans for resignation. In the statement issued from his office, McCain hopes to return to work as soon as possible.