Updated Jul 30, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Jill Biden underwent medical procedure to remove "object" from her left foot

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Jill Biden at the Tokyo Games. Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images

First lady Jill Biden underwent a successful medical procedure Thursday evening to remove an object lodged in her left foot, according to her office.

Driving the news: FLOTUS stepped on the object while walking on a beach in Hawaii last week, an official visit she conducted after attending the Tokyo Games, per the Associated Press.

  • "The First Lady underwent a successful procedure on her left foot to flush out debris from a puncture wound," according to her press secretary, Michael LaRosa. "After inspection of the wound by medical staff, it is unclear what object caused the puncture. The wound is now clean, free of infection and it is anticipated that it will heal nicely."
  • The removal took place at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and President Biden joined her for the procedure.
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