Meghan McCain is very excited following her father, Senator John McCain’s prognosis. The senator was diagnosed with brain cancer in July.
“My dad, as everyone probably knows, he has glioblastoma multi-form grade four, which is brain cancer. He is in Sedona, Arizona, right now at our ranch doing physical therapy and he has amazing doctors and he’s doing really well,” The Viewco-host, 33, shared during her appearance on Thursday’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
“It’s a really, really scary cancer. My family is no different than any other family who has experience with cancer,” Meghan said of her father, who was noticeably sent from Tuesday’s State of the Union address.
In December, Sen. McCain was hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, to treat side effects related to his cancer therapy. Five months before, McCain, who has served Arizona in Congress since 1982, announced he was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma, just days after he underwent a craniotomy to remove a blood clot above his eye.
“He had a sort of rough time at Christmas and he’s made this crazy amazing recovery which I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at, he is so resilient in so many different ways. He’s a tough bastard,” Meghan said of her father, who was taken prisoner during the Vietnam War after his A-4 Skyhawk was shot down in October 1967 during a bombing run over Hanoi.
“He’s doing well and I hope he comes back to Washington very soon because I would like to see him go up against Trump a little more,” Meghan added.