“Last weekend, before her two official events in Hawaii, the first lady stepped on an object on the beach that lodged in her left foot,” the White House said in a statement Thursday. “She will undergo a procedure today at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to remove the object. The president will join her.
The 70-year-old first lady passed through the islands on her way back to the United States after the Tokyo Olympics.
While there, she met military families and encouraged people to get vaccinated.
She did not appear to limp during the events at Waipahu High School and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
However, she thanked the teachers for their efforts during the pandemic.
“As a teacher, I did my best to create a sense of community in my virtual classroom last year. But some things cannot be replaced, ”she said. “And this is especially true for students who missed sports, balls and plays in school. “
“When we lost those connections, our world felt a little darker – a little colder,” she added. “Now, doesn’t the time we spend with our loved ones fill us with even more joy? “
The move to Hawaii came after a diplomatic turn in Japan, where Ms Biden attended the Tokyo Olympics and dined with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his wife Mariko.