Hillary Clinton hobbled away from filming a British TV show interview on crutches Monday after breaking her toe falling down some stairs.
The former presidential candidate arrived wearing a surgical boot to the BBC program The Graham Norton Show, as she revealed she took a tumble in high heels while holding a cup of coffee.
The embarrassing fall forced her to pull out of a series of scheduled TV and radio appearances earlier today including ITV’s This Morning and Woman’s Hour on Radio 4.
Recalling her tumble, she said: ‘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.
Hobbling: Hillary Clinton leaving to the back door of ITV’s London Studios on the Southbank of London this afternoon on crutches after filming as a gust on The Graham Norton Show
Broken toe: The former First Lady wore a surgical protective boot on Norton’s BBC chat show today. She had earlier missed appearances on ITV’s This Morning and Woman’s Hour on BBC
Gutted: This Morning host Philip Schofield snapchatted his disappointment after the former first lady and presidential hopeful failed to turn up to the show
‘I tried to get up and it really hurt. I’ve broken my toe.’
She added: ‘I’ve received excellent care from your excellent health service.’
Clinton, 69, has been in the UK promoting her memoirs, What Happened, which documents her shock defeat in the 2016 presidential election.
This Morning host Philip Schofield said on Snapchat: ‘Supposed to be interviewing Hillary Clinton… but she’s fallen over and hurt her foot!! Gutted.’
Host Jane Garvey, on Women’s Hour today, told listeners initially that her star guest was delayed, but then posted on Twitter: ‘I’d read the book and everything. Apologies.’
Clinton underwent an x-ray this afternoon before deciding to appear on Norton’s chat show.
Clinton, whose campaign to defeat Donald Trump last year saw her stumble and needing help from aides, had spent the weekend undergoing several publicity dates as well as receiving an honorary degree from Swansea University.
Trump alluded to her alleged issues with stamina at several points during the campaign.
Hurt: Hillary Clinton was pictured last night on her way for dinner at La Petite Maison but later hurt her foot
Out for dinner: Before her injury Hillary Clinton was pictured out last night with Huma Abedin, the vice chair of her presidential campaign whose estranged husband Anthony Weiner is facing jail for sexting a 15-year-old schoolgirl
Disappointed: Women’s Hour presenter Jane Garvey tweeted her disappointment after the former presidential hopeful failed to turn up today
She also famously fell inside her home in 2013 on the eve of testimony before a House Benghazi committee. She ended up appearing sporting special prism lenses, which are used to assist people experiencing double vision.
HILLARY’S TRIPS, DIPS, AND FALLS
This is not the first time the failed presidential Democratic candidate has taken a public tumble
9/11 Memorial in 2016
Hillary made headlines after she was captured on video collapsing into the arms of her Secret Service agents after being rushed from the 9/11 memorial service at the World Trade Center last year.
On the campaign trail in 2016
She stumbled up the stairs while boarding her flight to a rally in Winston Salem, North Carolina, in October 2016.
While visiting a rehabilitation center in 2016
She lost her balance briefly while climbing of the steps of a home for ex-offenders and substance abusers on the grounds of the former Charleston Navy Yard in February 2016. She was helped up by her aides.
While inside her Washington home in 2013
She also famously fell inside her home in 2013 on the eve of testimony before a Senate committee investigating Benghazi. She ended up getting a mild concussion. When she appeared in Congress, she was wearing special prism eyeglass lenses, which are used to assist people experiencing double vision.
Before her flight to Yemen in 2011
The then-Secretary of State was boarding a plane to Yemen when she slipped to her knees at the doorway and was only saved from further embarrassment when an aide gave her a helping hand.
The flashback fall occurred just before President Trump resumed attacks on his former rival – pulling out the ‘crooked’ Hillary moniker.
‘I was recently asked if Crooked Hillary Clinton is going to run in 2020? My answer was, ‘I hope so!’ Trump wrote.
Clinton made the return trip to Wales by helicopter and had been ferried to and from other events surrounded by her security detail.
Yesterday Clinton, who will turn 70 this month, was an hour late for her appearance at the Cheltenham Literary Festival.
She was later interviewed by James Naughtie at the Royal Festival Hall in front of an audience of 3000 people, receiving two standing ovations.
At the South Bank Centre in London, Clinton told the audience she believed Trump was a sex offender and that she felt she had been a champion of women’s rights in her career.
‘I was part of a revolution for women’s rights that’s began in the Sixties with real intensity. I became a leader of that movement.’
In between she was joined by her confidant and aide Huma Abedin, who she collected from the Claridges Hotel.
They strolled for an early dinner at the La Petite Maison restaurant in Mayfair, surrounded by around a dozen secret service guards.
The former first lady signed an autograph with the letter ‘H’ and a squiggle instead of her customary full signature and told an onlooker: ‘I’m feeling fine.’
But her fall led to a series of no-shows today in what were due to be her final round of promotions for her book ‘What Happened’ which is her summary of how she lost the Presidency to Donald Trump.
Jane Garvey, who had been due to interview Mrs Clinton on the BBC Radio show Woman’s Hour, repeatedly told listeners she had been delayed.
She said: ‘Hillary Clinton has been delayed this morning, as I’ve already said. It does look like she’s not going to make it before the end of the programme.
‘I’m really, really sorry about that. I think you can understand just how sorry I am.
Accident: Hillary Clinton was at first said to be ‘delayed’ by Women’s Hour host Jane Garvey but then did not turn up to the show
Dining out: Mrs Clinton appeared at the Southbank Centre last night then made her way to the Mayfair restaurant La Petite Maison
‘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.’
Garvey later Tweeted a picture of Clinton’s book in front of her BBC computer adding: ‘I’d read the book and everything. Apologies.’
Phillip Schofield of ITV’s This Morning show also revealed his disappointment by posting a picture on Snapchat of her book on the studio’s sofa.
Twitter flurry: Mrs Clinton’s disappearance was questioned on Twitter where listeners posted different theories
Delay: Women’s Hour initially told listeners the presidential hopeful was late but she never got there
He wrote: ‘Supposed to be interviewing Hillary Clinton, but she’s fallen over and her foot!! Gutted.’
Later Clinton was due at the London Studios to be interviewed by entertainer Graham Norton, but failed to show up.
A spokeswoman said: ‘We haven’t been given a reason for the delay but we are hoping to do the recording later.’
ITV said they had not been given a reason either, but were also hoping to record an interview before Clinton leaves Britain.
The US Embassy said it had not received any information about the former First Lady’s accident.
BBC Women’s Hour said she had sent her apologies.