Meghan McCain is away from “The View” for now and has fans in their feelings after sharing a sentimental Instagram post honoring her late father, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)
McCain, 33, has laid low since her father’s funeral in Washington, D.C. but still posts on social media every now and again. This week, she shared a screenshot of one of the last phone calls she had with the late senator, where they talked for a whopping 53 minutes and 51 seconds.
“The death of a beloved is an amputation,” she captioned the photo, quoting author C.S. Lewis.
Many fans expressed their condolences and offered McCain words of comfort, saying they understood the deep pain of losing a loved one.
“We never get over the amputation, we just learn to adapt to the loss somehow,” one fan wrote.”
Another user recalled ringing his dad’s phone for months after he died. “I still have a recording of his outgoing message …” they wrote.
“So sorry Megan 😩. My Dad died 8 years ago and I still can’t delete his number,” wrote another.
On Monday, a close friend of McCain’s confirmed she was taking a leave of absence from the daytime talk show as she continues to mourn her father. The elder McCain, a POW in the Vietnam War, died last month after a battle with brain cancer. He was 81.
“She’s okay. She’s still working through it,” CNN anchor S.E. Cupp told Andy Cohen on “Watch What Happens Live.” “She’s taking a leave before she comes back into it all. It’s been really hard on her.”
There’s no official word on how long McCain will be away from “The View” or when she’s expected to return.