Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, who is part of the Senate race here in Pennsylvania, announced he is recovering from a Stroke he suffered Friday. The news coming just before the Primary Election on Tuesday. He and his wife released a brief video statement through his campaign from a Hospital in Lancaster Sunday afternoon.
Fetterman cancelled a Campaign event at the last moment on Friday due to illness, and other events were called off without further explanation over the weekend. In the release, Fetterman said that he had not been feeling well on Friday. When he went to the Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital, Doctors found that he had a Stroke caused by a blood clot that he says was caused by his heart being in a a-fib rhythm for too long. Fetterman says that Doctors were able to remove the clot and reverse the Stroke, as well as get his heart under control.
In a Statement, Fetterman said: “The Doctors have assured me that I’ll be able to get back on the trail, but first I need to take a minute, get some rest, and recover. But our Campaign isn’t slowing down one bit, and we are still on track to win this Primary on Tuesday, and flip this Senate seat in November.”