Gov. Greg Abbott scalded, burned by hot water in Wyoming

Gov. Greg Abbott file photo
Gov. Greg Abbott file photo

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The cause of Governor Greg Abbott’s burns from July have been revealed.

The Texas Governor suffered serious burns while he was on vacation in Wyoming over the summer. Abbott says he was scalded by hot water in the shower.

Gov. Abbott speaks to President Obama on July 9 while receiving treatment for burns in Austin (Office of the Governor Photo)
Gov. Abbott speaks to President Obama on July 9 while receiving treatment for burns in Austin (Office of the Governor Photo)

Due to the fact that the governor is paralyzed from the waist down, he did not realize his feet were in the hot water for several minutes. Abbott suffered from second and third degree burns to his feet and lower legs, which required extensive skin grafts.

His injuries forced him to stay home from the Republican National Convention.

Abbott developed a minor skin infection after the burns that had him hospitalized. He underwent several successful skin grafts. 

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