(Republicaninformer.com)- Senator John Fetterman’s office released an update on his ongoing health issues after the Pennsylvania Democrat was hospitalized last month ostensibly for clinical depression.
In a statement on Monday, the senator’s communications director Joe Calvello said Fetterman was “doing well” as he “remains on the path to recovery.”
According to Calvello, Fetterman has been visiting daily with family and members of his staff who are keeping him informed on “Senate business and news.” Calvello said the senator’s staff is continuing to work “tirelessly” for Pennsylvania residents and will be opening new senate offices in the state, including the new office in Erie.
On February 16, Fetterman checked into a Washington DC hospital to receive treatment for clinical depression just one week after he was hospitalized for observation after feeling lightheaded.
Fetterman had a stroke just days before the Pennsylvania primary last May and had a pacemaker with a defibrillator implanted to manage atrial fibrillation and cardiomyopathy.
Just days after Fetterman was hospitalized for clinical depression, his wife Gisele revealed that rather than take her children to Washington to visit with their father in the hospital, she packed up them up and took a vacation to Canada.
Fetterman’s health was a concern during the 2022 Midterm elections, with Republicans questioning whether the Pennsylvania Democrat was physically up to the job of serving 6 years in the Senate.
However, Fetterman and his campaign dismissed the concerns, arguing that the effects of the stroke were only temporary and Fetterman would be fit by January.
But according to a report in the New York Times last month, Fetterman had privately admitted that he could have caused permanent damage when he ignored recommendations to take more time off from campaigning.
The Pennsylvania Democrat has reportedly struggled with even the most mundane tasks expected of a US Senator, like attending committee hearings and meeting with constituents, the Times reported.