John Fetterman, United States Senator pennsylvaniawill check into the hospital on Wednesday to receive treatment for clinical depression, his chief of staff said.
The news comes a week after a Democrat who suffered a stroke during last year’s election campaign was hospitalized feeling dizzy.Fetterman is a rising star Democratic Party.
In a statement Thursday, Fetterman’s chief of staff, Adam Gentleson, said: Said: “John has had depression many times in his life, but it has only gotten worse in the last few weeks.”
Last November, Braddock’s 53-year-old former mayor and lieutenant governor reversed a Senate seat held by Republicans, defeating Trump-backed celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz, giving his party 51 seats. gave 49 seats from
Fetterman suffered a severe stroke during the campaign, and Republicans claimed he was unfit to take office. He said he campaigned.
On Thursday, Fetterman’s wife, Gisele, said Fetterman was “proud that he sought help and received the care he needed.”
“After what he’s been through over the past year, there’s probably no one more willing to talk about his health than John,” she wrote on Twitter.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York said Mr. Fetterman was “getting the support he needed” and said he planned to return soon, but asked questions about Mr. Fetterman’s condition. did not answer.
The Democratic caucuses “completely support him,” Schumer said.
Last Wednesday, Fetterman taken to the hospital In Washington DC after feeling lightheaded at a Democratic event.
He was released last Friday. A spokesperson said at the time, “In addition to having CT, CTA and MRI scans ruled out a stroke, EEG results have returned to normal and there was no evidence of seizures. I look forward to returning to the Senate.”
In a statement Thursday, Gentleson said: Yesterday, Dr. Monaghan recommended inpatient treatment at Walter Reed in Bethesda, Maryland.
“John has agreed and is voluntarily undergoing treatment. After examining John, Walter Reed’s doctor said that John was receiving the treatment he needed and that he would be back on track soon.
Among the favored ones is former Obama adviser Tommy Beater. Said Fetterman was “incredibly brave … speaking publicly about his mental health challenges, especially knowing that people would try to use it for political ends.
“But his decision to come forward will definitely help inspire others to seek help.”
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