NBC News first reported Palin's husband Todd was hospitalized and in intensive care after a snow machine crash Sunday night. The campaign put out a statement confirming the accident and said Palin was returning to Alaska to be with her husband.
The event was originally scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. in The Villages, Florida. An earlier statement from the campaign announcing the cancellation went out to the media at 11:53 a.m. and did not offer an explanation for the decision.
"Governor Palin wishes her best to Mr. Trump in the upcoming primaries," the statement said.
7 minutes before start time, Sarah Palin cancels noon Trump rally in The Villages. So many media stuck in FL hinterlands of Sumter County
— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) March 14, 2016
The cancellation comes on the heels on another rally being postponed Friday night in Chicago. The campaign cited safety concerns in cancelling that event, where a number of clashes between Trump fans and protesters were reported.