Feb 10, 2023 - Politics & Policy

Fetterman discharged from hospital after negative test results

Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) in the old senate chamber for the Ceremonial Swearing on January 03, 2023 in Washington, DC.

Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) in Washington, D.C. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) was discharged from the George Washington University Hospital on Friday evening after being hospitalized earlier in the week, his spokesperson said.

Driving the news: Joe Calvello, Fetterman's director of communications, said CT, CTA and MRI tests ruled out a stroke, while results from an EEG test “came back normal, with no evidence of seizures.”

Catch up quick: Fetterman was hospitalized Wednesday after he started "feeling lightheaded" during a Senate Democratic retreat.

  • The Pennsylvania senator underwent testing at the hospital on Wednesday. The initial test results, which were released Thursday, did not show signs of a stroke, his office said.

The big picture: Fetterman suffered a stroke in May 2022 days before the Democratic primary, which he ended up winning. He recovered and went on to flip the Pennsylvania seat for the Democrats during the midterm elections.

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