Pennsylvania Lt. Governor and Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman on Sunday said he had suffered a stroke late last week but was on the way to “a full recovery.”
“On Friday, I wasn’t feeling well, so I went to the hospital to get checked out,” Fetterman said in a statement released from Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital.
“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,” he explained.
“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,” Fetterman added.
Fetterman also said that his campaign “isn’t slowing down one bit” ahead of the primary election on Tuesday and general election in November.
In the first quarter of 2022, Fetterman’s campaign raised $3.1 million, with more than 106,000 donations from 58,000 unique donors.