Biden cancels appearance at Illinois Dem event under 'doctor's orders'
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenNewsom endorses Kamala Harris for president Trump, Biden in dead heat in hypothetical 2020 matchup among Texas voters Biden calls for reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act MORE has canceled a planned appearance at a Democratic event in Illinois this week due to illness.

A spokesman for Biden told CNN that he is under the weather and will “be fine in a few days,” but declined to comment further about his condition.

Biden was expected to deliver the keynote speech at the Illinois Democratic County Chairs' Association brunch in Springfield, Ill.


Association president Doug House issued a statement on Facebook, saying that Biden was “under doctor’s orders not to travel” and that the cancellation was unavoidable.

“Everyone who knows Vice President Biden knows that he gives our party and our country his all, but unfortunately he is sick and is under doctor’s orders not to travel,” House said. “We all hope he gets well soon and I’m sure he’ll be back campaigning for Democrats in Illinois and across the country in no time.”

Biden, 75, has been campaigning in support of a number of Democratic candidates ahead of the November midterm elections, and is seen as a possible 2020 challenger to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump nominates ambassador to Turkey Trump heads to Mar-a-Lago after signing bill to avert shutdown CNN, MSNBC to air ad turned down by Fox over Nazi imagery MORE. Biden has not yet announced whether he is going to run.

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a rising Democratic star who was once referred to as the U.S.'s "first gay president" by a New York Times columnist, will replace Biden at the event, according to Politico.

Updated at 11:04 a.m.