Todd Palin, husband to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, was seriously injured in a snow machine crash in Alaska on Sunday night and is in intensive care, a source close to the Palin family told CNN Monday.
Todd Palin is in serious but stable condition, Kevin Kastner, executive director of Iron Dog Inc., told CNN.
Kastner said the family seems to be doing “pretty well.”
In a Facebook post, Sarah Palin said her husband had suffered multiple injuries, including broken and fractured ribs, a broken shoulder blade, a broken clavicle, leg injuries and a collapsed lung. Todd Palin was undergoing surgery to repair multiple fractures, the post said.
Palin was out on a recreational ride with family but was found by a bystander at the time of the accident.
Sarah Palin participated one Trump campaign event in Florida on Monday, but canceled another so she could return to Alaska.
“Thank you guys for your prayers for my husband who is recovering now in ICU after a little wreck on a snow machine,” Palin told an audience in Tampa. “All these real life issues that happen it really does put things in perspective, doesn’t it?”
Earlier in the day, the campaign for GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump issued a statement saying, “Todd Palin was in a bad snow machine accident last night and is currently hospitalized. Gov. Palin is returning to Alaska to be with her husband and looks forward to being back on the campaign trail soon. Mr. Trump’s thoughts and prayers are with the Palin family at this time.”
Palin’s cancellation comes two days after Trump scrapped a rally in Chicago due to protests. The number of protesters at Trump’s rallies has grown over the past couple of weeks.
The 2008 vice presidential nominee endorsed the business mogul in January.
CNN’s Sheena Jones contributed to this report.