Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor, Democratic Senate nominee John Fetterman discharged from hospital

PENNSYLVANIA — Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor and the Commonwealth’s Democratic Senate nominee John Fetterman was released from the hospital Sunday after he had a standard procedure to implant a pacemaker with a defibrillator.

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In a statement, Fetterman said the following:

“Today I am headed back to Braddock. 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. I want to take a moment and thank everyone; Gisele, myself, and the kids have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from folks across the commonwealth. Thank you everyone so much for having our backs and supporting us through this. I am feeling great, but per my doctor’s orders, and Gisele’s orders, I am going to continue to rest and recover. Later this week I will have a follow-up visit with my doctors at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital. 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.”

Fetterman suffered a stroke that he said was caused by a heart condition called atrial fibrillation last Sunday.

Pennsylvania President Pro Tempore of the Senate Jake Corman temporarily assumed lieutenant governor duties while Fetterman underwent the medical procedure.

Fetterman said he will Braddock, where he served as the mayor for 13 years from 2006 to 2019.