Gov. Pat McCrory is suffering from what his office described as a “viral infection,” and he has canceled public appearances this weekend following his doctor’s order.
“Due to a continued viral infection that he has had over four weeks, the governor needed a brief infusion of fluids by doctor yesterday,” a statement from the governor’s office said. “After other tests revealed no other issues, his doctor recommended rest.”
McCrory had been scheduled to attend two events this weekend. “Although he will greatly miss the installation of the new UNC Pembroke chancellor Dr. Robin Cummings and an event honoring former Lt. Gov. Jim Gardner’s granddaughter, Tyler Strandberg, in Rocky Mount, the governor will follow doctors’ advice by working and resting at home,” the statement said.