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Jill Biden undergoing procedure to remove object from her foot

First lady Jill Biden will undergo a procedure Thursday to remove an object from her left foot, her office announced.

She stepped on the object, which her office did not identify, on the beach in Hawaii last week and it apparently became lodged. The incident occurred prior to Biden's two official events in Hawaii, her spokesman Michael LaRosa said.

President Biden will join the first lady for the procedure, which will take place at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

The president was asked, following remarks on the coronavirus pandemic at the White House on Thursday, how the first lady was doing.

"I'm going to find out in a minute. That's why I'm leaving," he said.

The first lady visited Hawaii on Sunday after going to Tokyo to lead the U.S. delegation at the Olympics. 

She visited a vaccination clinic at Waipahu High School, where she encouraged Hawaiians to get vaccinated. She toured the facility and observed the vaccination areas before delivering remarks. 

For her second official event, Biden joined military families at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a roughly 75-person barbecue. The first lady then took a red-eye back to Washington and landed Monday.

-Updated at 5:28 p.m.

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