Sen. Fetterman remains hospitalized and ‘back on track,’ the office says


Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) remains hospitalized two weeks after being treated for clinical depression at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, his office said Monday.

“Since there is no real news other than that John is doing well, working with wonderful doctors and is on the road to recovery, we have nothing to update everyone,” Fetterman spokesman Joe Calvello said in a statement. “He visits with staff and family daily, and his staff keeps him updated on Senate business and news.”

Calvello noted that the senator’s team is “going full speed ahead,” and last week in Erie, Pa. opened a new office in , with more to come in the coming weeks.

Sen. Fetterman checks himself into a hospital for clinical depression

“We understand the intense interest in John’s status and appreciate the outpouring of well wishes,” Calvello said. “However, as we’ve said it will be a week-long process and we’ll make sure to keep everyone updated as it progresses, and that’s what we need to give with an update.”

Fetterman, 53, suffered a stroke in May, days before winning the Democratic primary in Pennsylvania’s Senate race. He spent primary election day in surgery where a defibrillator was installed. Her campaign later revealed that Fetterman had been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy years ago and had not followed medical advice prescribed for her condition.

Earlier this month, Fetterman was hospitalized at George Washington University Hospital for dizziness during a retreat for Democratic senators, Calvello said. His doctors ruled out a second stroke.

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Congressional attending physician Brian P. He returned to Congress from the hospital when he was examined by Monahan, who recommended inpatient treatment for depression that had become “severe in recent weeks,” said Adam Gentilson, Fetterman’s chief of staff. In a statement at the time.

Fetterman’s stroke last year sidelined him from campaigning for two months and left him with an auditory processing disorder that hinders his ability to hear, especially when there is competitive background noise. In mid-August, Fetterman resumed public campaign events, where he spoke openly about his health setback and recovery.

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