Fetterman returns home after a hospital stay The state
Lancaster, Pennsylvania – Lt. Gov. John Fetterman was released today from Lancaster Hospital after a stroke more than a week ago.
Fetterman, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, went to the hospital on May 13 at the urging of his wife Giselle.
“I felt bad, but I was so focused on the campaign that I ignored the signs and just kept going,” Fireman said in a statement released a few days later. “On Friday, it finally caught up with me. I had a stroke that was caused by a heart clot that had been in A-fib rhythm for too long. Luckily, Giselle noticed the symptoms and took me to the hospital in a few minutes.”
Doctors implanted a pacemaker with a defibrillator on Tuesday during a two-hour procedure, hours before polls closed in the Fetterman primary race.
Despite being hospitalized, Feterman easily defeated opponents Conor Lamb, Malcolm Kenyatta and Alexandria Khalil, taking home nearly 60% of the vote.
Joao goes home ❤️ time to rest and recover (and annoy me)! I am very grateful to the amazing staff of Lancaster General for taking such good care of him from start to finish. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/cAzFY8ojQe
– Gisele Barrett Fetterman (@giselefetterman) May 22, 2022
Fetterman is vying for a seat in the U.S. Senate, which will be released next year by retired Sen. Pat Toomey.