Former U.S. vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin said her husband is in intensive care at an Alaska hospital with multiple injuries, including broken bones and a collapsed lung, after a snowmobile accident.

Todd Palin suffered multiple broken and fractured ribs, a broken shoulder blade and clavicle, and knee and leg injuries,
and was back in surgery to repair several fractures, Sarah Palin said in a statement on social media on Tuesday.

"Knowing Todd, once he's cognizant, he'll probably ask docs to duct tape him up and he'll call it good," the former Alaska governor said. "He's tough."

The accident on Sunday forced her to cut short a campaign trip for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.

Palin, who has endorsed Trump, had been scheduled to campaign for him on Monday in The Villages, Florida.

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Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska, campaigned for Donald Trump in Florida despite her husband Todd Palin's snowmobile accident. (Gerald Herbert/Associated Press)

Florida is one of five states holding nominating contests on Tuesday for the Nov. 8 election.

Trump campaign officials said Palin was returning to Alaska to be with her husband. They said they looked forward to her return to the campaign trail soon.