Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) revealed that he had a mild stroke on Friday. In a video posted to Twitter, he said that he wasn't feeling well and his wife made him go to the hospital.
The stroke was caused by atrial fibrillation (afib) that had gone on for a while. Doctors believe this is what caused a clot that then caused the stroke. CNN reported after speaking with the campaign that the doctors see the prognosis will be good.
Fetterman is in the lead in the Senate democratic primary race against Rep. Connor Lamb (D-PA).
See the announcement in the video below:
On Friday, I wasn\u2019t feeling well, so I went to the hospital to get checked out.\n\nI didn\u2019t want to go \u2013 I didn\u2019t think I had to \u2013 but @giselefetterman insisted, and as usual, she was right.\n \nThe good news is I\u2019m feeling much better + I\u2019m well on my way to a full recovery.pic.twitter.com/WQ5X6QgQen— John Fetterman (@John Fetterman) 1652643115