Cheney pulls muscle moving boxes, White House says
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney pulled a muscle in his back on Monday while moving boxes into a new house and will be in a wheelchair for the inauguration of Barack Obama as the next president, the White House said.
Cheney -- who has a history of health problems, including four heart attacks, a blood clot in a leg and long-standing knee arthritis -- is looking forward to being at the swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday for Obama and Joe Biden, the incoming vice president, said White House spokeswoman Dana Perino.
"Under his physician's recommendation, the vice president will be in a wheelchair for the next couple of days, including for tomorrow's inauguration," she said in an e-mailed statement.
(Reporting by Jim Wolf; Editing by Peter Cooney)
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