May 22, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Fetterman discharged from hospital following stroke

Fetterman at a meet-and-greet

John Fetterman campaigns for U.S. Senate on May 10. Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D), who last week won Pennsylania's Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate, was discharged from the hospital on Sunday, he wrote in a statement Sunday.

Why it matters: Fetterman suffered a stroke days before the primary, which he won while hospitalized. He underwent a procedure to have a pacemaker implanted on the day of the election.

What they're saying: “After getting amazing care from the wonderful team at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital, I could not be happier to finally be heading home to be with my family,” Fetterman wrote.

  • “I am going to take the time I need now to rest and get to 100% so I can go full speed soon and flip this seat blue,” he added.
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