Democrat Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA), who suffered a stroke during his election campaign last year, has been hospitalized while attending a Democratic Party retreat, his office said.
Joe Calvello, Fetterman’s communications director, said: “Toward the end of the Senate Democratic retreat today, Senator John Fetterman began feeling lightheaded.
“He left and called his staff, who picked him up and drove him to The George Washington University Hospital.
“Initial tests did not show evidence of a new stroke, but doctors are running more tests and John is remaining overnight for observation.
“He is in good spirits and talking with his staff and family.
“We will provide more information when we have it.”
Sen. John Fetterman was hospitalized overnight. A spokesperson says that he is in good spirits and that "it does not appear he suffered another stroke." pic.twitter.com/VMn9wSrO9U
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) February 9, 2023
According to CNN:
Last year, Fetterman checked himself into a hospital in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, several days before the primary.
Fetterman won the nomination while in the hospital and underwent a nearly three-hour surgery that same day to implant a defibrillator.
He was released from the hospital after a nine-day stay.
Fetterman’s cardiologist later issued a statement, providing more insight into what caused his stroke and outlining that the Democrat suffers from both atrial fibrillation and cardiomyopathy.
Fetterman will be hospitalized overnight, per his office, after feeling light-headed. pic.twitter.com/lXwEUcny7N
— Anthony Adragna (@AnthonyAdragna) February 9, 2023