Hillary Clinton sprained her hand during her visit to India, after taking a nasty spill on the stairs while out touring a palace on Monday.

It is not yet clear if the hand injury was a direct result of Monday’s incident in which she fell not once but twice on the stairs and was pictured using her hand to brace her fall.

As a result of her injury she was forced to cancel a handful of visits. Doctors attended to the former presidential candidate at Umaid Bhawan Palace where she is staying.

The team of doctors from a private hospital nearby determined her injury was a sprain, and advised her to rest it, according to Times of India.

While she cancelled her visit to the Mehrangarh Fort she might still visit there Wednesday morning.

She is also scheduled to visit the carpet-making units of Salawas village in Jodhpur, and will speak with weavers and witness the making of carpets.

After that the former Secratary of State is scheduled to go to Mihir Garh, a world renowned boutique hotel in Roeht in Pali district.

According to her official schedule she will stay over at Mihir Garh and leave for Delhi on Thursday morning. 

The injury follows just five months after she broke her toe in a fall in London, but this time the cameras were rolling as she tumbled down the stone steps of the Jahaj Maha palace where aides came to assist and held her by the arms.

After the second slip, Clinton kicked off her sandals and proceeded the rest of the way down the steps without incident.

Top aide Huma Abedin was walking right behind Clinton during the incident.


Clinton lost her footing on the worn stone steps as her left leg shot from under her on Monday.


After a second aide took her other arm, Clinton again lost her footing on her left leg

The former Democrat presidential candidate is speaking in India to promote her book, What Happened, explaining her loss in the 2016 election.

Clinton blamed the defeat on voters who ‘didn’t like black people getting rights’ or women getting jobs, in video of her remarks on Sunday shows.

The spill is the latest in a series of high-profile falls that have led Clinton’s opponents to speculate about a possible underlying health issue.

Clinton has brushed off most of the incidents as routine mishaps or simple clumsiness.

In October 2017, she was in London promoting her book when she arrived on the set of the Graham Norton Show wearing a surgical boot.

‘I was running down the stairs in heels with a cup of coffee in hand, I was talking over my shoulder and my heel caught and I fell backwards,’ she explained in the interview. ‘I tried to get up and it really hurt. I’ve broken my toe.’

List of Hillary Clinton’s trips and falls in public

This is not the first time the failed presidential candidate has taken a tumble 

London hotel in October 2017

Hillary Clinton broke her toe while on a book tour in London. As she explained it: ‘I was running down the stairs in heels with a cup of coffee in hand, I was talking over my shoulder and my heel caught and I fell backwards.’

9/11 Memorial in 2016

Clinton made headlines after she was captured on video collapsing into the arms of her Secret Service agents after being rushed from the 9/11 memorial service at the World Trade Center last year. She later announced she’d been diagnosed with dehydration and pneumonia.

On the campaign trail in 2016

She stumbled up the stairs while boarding her flight to a rally in Winston Salem, North Carolina, in October 2016.

While visiting a rehabilitation center in 2016

She lost her balance briefly while climbing of the steps of a home for ex-offenders and substance abusers on the grounds of the former Charleston Navy Yard in February 2016. She was helped up by her aides.  

While inside her Washington home in 2013

She also famously fell inside her home in 2013 on the eve of testimony before a Senate committee investigating Benghazi. She ended up getting a mild concussion. When she appeared in Congress, she was wearing special prism eyeglass lenses, which are used to assist people experiencing double vision.

Before her flight to Yemen in 2011

The then-Secretary of State was boarding a plane to Yemen when she slipped to her knees at the doorway and was only saved from further embarrassment when an aide gave her a helping hand.