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.
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.