Ann Romney said she had a health “scare” before Super Tuesday, in a sign of how her battle with multiple sclerosis can challenge her amid the rigors of the presidential campaign.
In an interview to air yesterday on Entertainment Tonight, the wife of presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney revealed for the first time how MS affected her in the days leading up to the multiple-state primaries in March.
She said she was very “fatigued” and didn’t want to let on she was tired. “I just kept going, I kept going. I had a little bit of a scare,” Romney said.
Romney, 63, was diagnosed in 1998 with multiple sclerosis, a neurological disorder that triggers dizziness, numbness, problems with concentration and other problems.
“You know, what happens with me is that I start to almost lose my words,” Romney told Nancy O’Dell of ET. “I almost can’t think. I can’t get my words out. I start to stumble a little bit and so those things were happening and I thought, ‘Uh oh, big trouble.'”
In an interview with USA TODAY’s Susan Page in 2007, Romney talked about how mainstream and alternative therapies and riding horses helped her manage the disease. (FL)