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Some of Hillary Clinton's media appearances in the U.K. for her new book "What Happened" were canceled after the 69-year-old took a tumble.

Clinton missed interviews at both ITV's "This Morning" and the BBC's "Woman's Hour" due to her injury. The talk show hosts were issued an apology but not given an exact reason for the cancellation, Daily Mail reports.

Both hosts expressed disappointment at not being able to interview the former Democratic presidential candidate.

"Supposed to be interviewing Hillary Clinton, but she's fallen over and hurt her foot!! Gutted," wrote "This Morning" host Philip Schofield on Snapchat.

"Women's Hour" host Jane Garvey initially told her listeners that Clinton had been delayed, but as the program went on Garvey realized that it was not likely Clinton would show up.

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"It does look like she’s not going to make it before the end of the program," she said. “I’m really, really sorry about that. I think you can understand just how sorry I am. We’re working very, very hard to get this interview rescheduled and Hillary Clinton is very apologetic ... so what can I say? That’s the situation."

Garvey later tweeted an image of Clinton's book with the caption: "I'd read the book and everything. Apologies."

According to the New York Post, sources stated that Clinton fell shortly after speaking at Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival on Oct. 15.

At the festival, the former first lady discussed women's rights in front of a crowd of 3,000.

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"I was part of a revolution for women’s rights that began in the sixties with real intensity. I became a leader of that movement," said Clinton, who was with her aide Huma Abedin.

Clinton also charged that President Trump was a sex offender. That same day, BuzzFeed reported that Trump had received a subpoena for all documents relating to "any woman alleging that Donald J. Trump touched her inappropriately." The woman who issued the subpoena, a former contestant on "The Apprentice" named Summer Zervos, claims that Trump touched her inappropriately in 2007.

Daily Mail reports that Clinton decided to go ahead with her appearance on the BBC's "Graham Norton Show," for which she arrived several hours later than scheduled.

Wearing a surgical boot, Clinton explained: "I was running down the stairs in heels with a cup of coffee in hand, I was talking over my shoulder and my heel caught and I fell backwards. I tried to get up and it really hurt. I've broken my toe. I've received excellent care from your excellent health service."

Clinton may reschedule her appearances on some of the shows that she missed. According to Daily Mail, ITV hopes to have Clinton appear on "This Morning" before she leaves the U.K.

Sources: Daily Mail, New York Post, BuzzFeed / Featured Image: Gage Skidmore/Flickr / Embedded Images: PA Images via Daily Mail, Philip Schofield/Snapchat via Daily Mail

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