President Obama gets stitches, but he’s not the only President to get banged up in office

November 29th, 2010 by Staff

Source: NYDailyNews

You’re not alone President Obama.

The President’s busted lip from an errant elbow during a basketball game Friday was just the latest scrape suffered by a commander in chief.

As recent history shows, bruised egos aren’t the only injuries presidents suffer.

Former President Gerald Ford was notorious for his slips and trips, which were immortalized by comedian Chevy Chase on “Saturday Night Live.” He once took a tumble down the steps off Air Force One in 1975 in Salzburg, Austria.

President Gerald Ford had some walking issues in Austria. AP Photo

There was also former President George H.W. Bush’s embarrassing food sickness incident in 1992 in Japan. Bush senior was caught on camera vomiting on the Prime Minster of Japan’s lap.

His son didn’t escape office without his own mishaps.

Former first lady Barbara Bush covers President George H.W. Bush’s mouth after he got sick in Japan. ABC News

Ex-President George W. Bush cut his face in 2002 after he fainted while briefly choking on a pretzel at the White House. He reportedly fell off his couch and cut his cheek.

Dubya also took a tumble while riding his Segway scooter at his family’s compound in Kennebunkport, Maine in 2003.

President George W. Bush couldn’t escape injury as commander in chief. Bourg/Reuters, Richards/AP

And despite former President Bill Clinton’s nickname as “Slick Willie,” he was less than smooth back in 1997, when he tripped down a flight of stairs at pro golf star Greg Norman’s home in Florida.


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