Bloomberg's doctor releases 'outstanding' health report for 2020 candidate

Bloomberg's doctor releases 'outstanding' health report for 2020 candidate
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Former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergFormer Bloomberg staffer seeks class-action lawsuit over layoffs Bloomberg spent over 0M on presidential campaign The Hill's Campaign Report: Officials in spotlight over coronavirus response MORE is in "outstanding health," according to a letter from his doctor released Thursday by his campaign.

In the statement, which revealed that the 77-year-old Democratic 2020 candidate was on blood thinners and a cholesterol medication, Bloomberg's doctor praised the former mayor for his "great physical shape" and "excellent" dietary habits.

Bloomberg's release of the letter comes a week after Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDemocrats seize on Trump's firing of intelligence community watchdog Biden says his administration could help grow 'bench' for Democrats Overnight Health Care: CDC recommends face coverings in public | Resistance to social distancing sparks new worries | Controversy over change of national stockpile definition | McConnell signals fourth coronavirus bill MORE (D-Mass.) became the first top 2020 Democratic candidate to release a similar letter from her doctor.


The former mayor sits in the mid-single digits in most national polling after becoming a late entry to the 2020 race and vowing to self-fund his candidacy, spending millions on television ads in primary states.

Bloomberg has signaled that he will not compete in the earliest primary states, and therefore faces an uphill battle to the nomination.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpPelosi eyes end of April to bring a fourth coronavirus relief bill to the floor NBA to contribute 1 million surgical masks to NY essential workers Private equity firm with ties to Kushner asks Trump administration to relax rules on loan program: report MORE's doctor released a letter concerning the president's physical shape after an unannounced trip by Trump to Walter Reed Medical Center last month.

"Despite some of the speculation, the President has not had any chest pain, nor was he evaluated or treated for any urgent or acute issues," Navy Cmdr. Sean Conley, physician to the president, said at the time.