Bernie Sanders says he will be at Democratic debate despite health scare
The 78-year-old candidate for president was taken to hospital on Tuesday and had stents inserted in an artery in his heart.
Bernie Sanders will participate in the upcoming Democratic presidential debate after being taken to hospital this week because of a blocked artery in his heart.
The 78-year-old Vermont senator was taken to hospital on Tuesday after he experienced chest discomfort during a campaign event and sought medical evaluation.
Two stents were “successfully inserted”, his campaign spokeswoman Sarah Ford said.
Thanks for all the well wishes. I'm feeling good. I'm fortunate to have good health care and great doctors and nurses helping me to recover.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 2, 2019
None of us know when a medical emergency might affect us. And no one should fear going bankrupt if it occurs. Medicare for All!
Beyond the debate, it is not clear when he will resume campaigning.
Democrats will hold their next presidential debate on October 15 in Ohio.
Mr Sanders is one of three Democratic presidential candidates who are more than 70 years old.
His health issue will likely revive questions about whether the party should turn to a younger generation of leaders.