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Pa.’s Fetterman hospitalized overnight after feeling ‘lightheaded’ during Senate retreat

By: - February 9, 2023 7:14 am

U.S. Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., is resting in a Washington D.C. hospital Thursday morning, after feeling “lightheaded” during a Senate Democratic retreat on Wednesday, according to a statement from his office. 

Fetterman left the retreat and called his staff, who took him to George Washington University Hospital. 

“Initial tests did not show evidence of a new stroke, but doctors are running more tests and John is remaining overnight for observation,” according to the statement. “He is in good spirits and talking with his staff and family. We will provide more information when we have it.”

Fetterman, 53, suffered a stroke in May 2022, just days before Pennsylvania’s May primary election. He continues to have lingering auditory processing issues as a result and uses assistive technology to help him conduct interviews. 

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Kim Lyons
Kim Lyons

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