Arizona Coyotes tweet support to John McCain after brain cancer diagnosis

john mccain brain tumor arizona coyotes

Arizona senator, former Republican nominee for President, and American hero, John McCain, was diagnosed with a primary glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain tumor on Wednesday. It’s the same type of tumor that The Tragically Hip lead singer, Gord Downie, was diagnosed with.

It was only after McCain underwent surgery to remove a blood clot at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix that the presence of cancer was found by lab results. The Arizona Coyotes president and CEO, Steve Patterson, tweeted out a tribute to the 80-year-old senator.

McCain is a long time hockey fan, who has tweeted support for the Coyotes.

McCain has attended many Coyotes games.

The Coyotes even gave out bobbleheads of McCain wearing a jersey.

For more information about McCain’s diagnosis, watch CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talk with Anderson Cooper.

McCain has brain cancer; aggressive tumor removed

Sen. John McCain had a very aggressive brain tumor removed last week and has been diagnosed with a primary glioblastoma, his doctors tell CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

Posted by CNN on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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