The Democratic party candidate for Senate in Pennsylvania John Fetterman was released from hospital on Sunday after a stroke he suffered days before voters head to the polls in the primary last Tuesday.
“I am feeling great, but per my doctor’s orders, and Gisele’s orders, I am going to continue to rest and recover,” Fetterman said in a statement. “Later this week I will have a follow-up visit with my doctors at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital.”
Fetterman suffered a stroke the Friday before the election and underwent a procedure to implant a pacemaker on Election Day.
“I want to take a moment and thank everyone,” he added in the statement. “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.”
Fetterman, Pennsylvania’s current lieutenant governor won last Tuesday’s Democratic primary in the race to fill retiring Sen. Pat Toomey’s (R) open seat. He will face the winner of the Republican primary where the race between celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz and David McCormick is still too close to call.
Fetterman will take some time to rest before hitting the campaign trail again.
“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 said.