Sen. John Fetterman Hospitalized After Feeling Lightheaded: Senator in Good SpiritsFebruary 9, 2023
Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., was hospitalized last night after feeling lightheaded. According to his office, the senator reported feeling unwell on Wednesday and was kept overnight for observation. Sen. Fetterman is in good spirits and has been talking with his staff and family, his office said.
The senator was at a Senate Democratic retreat when he started feeling lightheaded. He left the retreat, which was held at the Library of Congress, and was driven to the George Washington University Hospital by his staff. Despite initial tests not showing evidence of a new stroke, doctors wanted to run more tests and keep the senator in their care overnight.
Sen. Fetterman’s health has been a concern due to his previous medical history. He suffered a stroke last year, just before winning his primary race, and had a pacemaker and defibrillator implanted. He has also been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm that can cause blood-flow issues.
Despite these challenges, Sen. Fetterman has continued to push forward, dedicating himself to serving the people of Pennsylvania in the Senate. His hospitalization has sparked concern among his constituents, but his office has assured the public that he is in good spirits and receiving the best medical care possible.
Sen. John Fetterman’s health is a reminder of the sacrifices that our elected officials make in service to their country. We wish him a speedy recovery and continued success in his role as a senator.