Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor and U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman (D) suffered a stroke on Friday but thankfully appears to be making a full recovery, according to a statement from his campaign on Sunday.
In the statement, Fetterman said, “On Friday, I wasn’t feeling well, so I went to the hospital to get checked out. I didn’t want to go – I didn’t think I had to – but Gisele insisted, and as usual, she was right. I hadn’t been feeling well, but was so focused on the campaign that I ignored the signs and just kept going. On Friday it finally caught up with me. I had a stroke that was caused by a clot from my heart being in an A-fib rhythm for too long.”
Fetterman’s story is terrifying, and thankfully he lived to tell the tale.
Fetterman’s statement continued, “The amazing doctors here were able to quickly and completely remove the clot, reversing the stroke, they got my heart under control as well. It’s a good reminder to listen to your body and be aware of the signs. The good news is I’m feeling much better, and the doctors tell me I didn’t suffer any cognitive damage. I’m well on my way to a full recovery.”
Without any long-term damage, Fetterman’s ability to serve in the U.S. Senate remains intact. Of course, he still has to beat out his three Democrat rivals in the primary election.
The Pennsylvania Senate elections are drawing more attention as it has become clear that Pennsylvania will likely be key in determining which party will control Congress’s upper chamber after the midterm elections are over.
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