Bernie Sanders gets 7 stitches after cutting head on shower door

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocrats face critical 72 hours Overnight Health Care — Presented by Altria — Manchin nixes Medicare expansion Manchin shutting down Sanders on Medicare expansion MORE (I-Vt.) got seven stitches Friday after he cut his head on a shower door.

Politico reports Sanders was given a “clean bill of health” and the minor injury did not interrupt his campaigning.


The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate is currently stumping in South Carolina.

Sanders’s spokeswoman Arianna Jones told Politico that the 77-year-old senator took himself to a walk-in minute clinic Friday “out of precaution.”

"The senator has proceeded with all of his scheduled events — joining a group of approximately 20 local clergy for breakfast this morning — and looks forward to joining a roundtable with South Carolinians this afternoon to discuss how we can provide high quality affordable health care for all," Jones said.

Politico noted the campaign told the outlet that Sanders cut his head on the corner of the glass shower door but did not fall.

Pictures of Sanders from Friday showed him with a large bandage on his head but he did not address the injury publicly.

Sanders has been campaigning in several early primary states recently since announcing his candidacy last month.