Former Vice President Joe Biden admitted Thursday that he fractured his foot after he took a shower and tried to pull his dog’s tail.
The former vice president detailed the incident in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper:
“Oh, man,” Tapper replied.
“Not a very exciting story,” Biden said.
“No,” Tapper agreed.
The incident happened Sunday as Biden’s office said that the former vice president “slipped while playing with his dog Major, and twisted his ankle” while at his home in Delaware.
A subsequent CT scan showed that Biden had several hairline fractures in his foot after the injury and would require a walking boot.
Biden was seen Tuesday wearing the walking boot ahead of a press event in Delaware, but did not wear it during his interview with Tapper. He said that although doctors wanted him to wear a protective boot on his foot after the accident it was “kind of clumsy” and he does not wear it all the time.
President Donald Trump urged Biden to “get well soon” after watching footage of the former vice president leaving the medical facility.