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Jill Biden undergoes procedure after object was lodged in her foot during Hawaii visit

Jill Biden at Waipahu High Sunday.
Jill Biden at Waipahu High Sunday.(HNN)
Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 12:51 PM HST|Updated: Jul. 29, 2021 at 4:32 PM HST
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WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Jill Biden underwent a medical procedure on Thursday to remove an object that became lodged in her foot while walking on a beach in Hawaii, her spokesperson said.

President Joe Biden joined her at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, for the procedure. The spokesperson later said the wound was flushed out and is free of infection.

He said it was not clear what object caused the puncture wound.

The incident occurred last weekend before her two official events in Hawaii, where she went after attending the start of the Olympics in Tokyo, spokesperson Michael LaRosa said.

During her time in Hawaii, she visited a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Waipahu on Sunday and later joined military families for a barbecue at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

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