Mitch McConnell denies he's suffering from health problems after worrying pics show his heavily bruised hands and lips

MITCH McConnell laughed off rumors he was suffering from serious medical illnesses after he showed up on Capitol Hill with bruised lips and bandages on his hands.

The Senate Majority Leader avoided questions from reporters regarding his health Thursday afternoon, telling them there were "no concerns" despite his hands being heavily bruised and his lips featuring a large black and blue.


"Of course not," McConnell responded when asked if he had any health issues people should know about.

McConnell, who is up for reelection in his home state in Kentucky, and his aide did not respond when asked if he was being treated by a doctor.

The 78-year-old had been delivering speeches on the Senate floor this week while chamber is in session.

He spoke in favor of Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court on Thursday.


McConnell, who survived polio as a child, fractured his shoulder after he tripped and fell at his Kentucky home in 2019.

He also had triple heart bypass surgery in 2003, with a statement released by his office at the time saying the operation was a success.

Breaking from his Republican cohort, McConnell has long advocated for public safety protocols during the pandemic such as mask-wearing and social distancing.

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