Gov. Abbott Suffers Second & Third Degree Burns
This occurred last Thursday before Dallas happened.
could miss GOP convention
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas sustained "extensive second- and third-degree burns" on both legs below the knees and both feet - and may miss next week's Republican National Convention as a result, his office said Sunday.
Spokesman Matt Hirsch said Abbott was with his family in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Thursday when he was scalded in an accident involving hot water. He declined to provide further details.
Abbott held a press conference in Dallas on Friday, but didn't disclose being burned. Hirsch said that his legs were wrapped at the time, but that wasn't evident since they were covered by his pants.
The only hint anything was wrong, Hirsch said, was that the governor was wearing orthopedic shoes that his staff purchased that morning - rather than the dress shoes or boots he usually dons in public.
"For him it was important not to distract from what was happening in Dallas," Hirsh said.
Good that he is on the road to recovery. I appreciate that he toughed it out to make an appearance and not highlight his issues.