Hillary Clinton said she broke her toe after falling on some stairs Monday morning in the U.K., causing her to postpone several media appearances.
The former Democratic presidential nominee showed up for the recording of BBC One’s “Graham Norton Show” with a surgical boot on her right foot.
“I was running down the stairs in heels with a cup of coffee in hand, I was talking over my shoulder and my heel caught and I fell backwards,” Mrs. Clinton said on the show, the Press Association reported.
“I tried to get up and it really hurt. I’ve broken my toe. I’ve received excellent care from your excellent health service,” she said, praising the U.K.’s publicly funded health care system.
Mrs. Clinton’s communications director, Nick Merrill, shared a photo of the former secretary of state sitting with Mr. Norton on the set of his show, saying she had twisted her ankle.
HRC on The Graham Norton Show, joking about how she caught her heel on some steps & twisted her ankle earlier today. Back to the book tour! pic.twitter.com/Fk30HLjNat
— Nick Merrill (@NickMerrill) October 16, 2017
Mrs. Clinton was also forced to reschedule interviews with BBC’s “Woman’s Hour” and ITV’s “This Morning.”
“This Morning” host Philip Schofield wrote about the scheduling confusion on Snapchat.
“Supposed to be interviewing Hillary Clinton…but she’s fallen over and hurt her foot!! Gutted,” Mr. Schofield posted with a picture of Mrs. Clinton’s book “What Happened” sitting by itself on a couch, Fox News reported.
A few hours later, he wrote, “Racing back to ITV!! ‘Hilary can do a 4:30’…back to being excited, this is a weird day!”
But he was disappointed once again, captioning another Snapchat, “Not happening! Looool, schedule change.”
“Woman’s Hour” Jane Garvey also apologized to listeners after Mrs. Clinton didn’t make it to her scheduled appearance on the hourlong radio show.
“We’re working very, very hard to get this interview rescheduled and Hillary Clinton is very apologetic…so what can I say? That’s the situation,” Ms. Garvey said, the Press Association reported.
Mr. Merrill said Mrs. Clinton was able to reschedule the interview for later in the day.
We just had to move it a bit later in the day. She’s taping it now for tomorrow morning! — Nick Merrill (@NickMerrill) October 16, 2017
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