Sen. Bernie Sanders has been hospitalized, after complaining of chest pains, at a campaign event in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The senator, running for president in the Democratic Primary, was taken to hospital, where he was found to have a blockage in an artery. Two stents were successfully inserted, and and the senator is said to be conversing and in good spirits.
Senior advisor to this campaign/long-term advisor & friend Jeff Weaver summarized the information in this statement:
"During a campaign event yesterday evening, Sen. Sanders experienced some chest discomfort. Following medical evaluation and testing he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted. Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days. We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.”
The Senator is one of three septugenarians running for office in the Democratic Primary, and the eldest of those three. His only other complaint of ill health however this cycle was when he cut his head in the shower back in mid-March, for which he received several stitches.
He was given a clean bill of health after that, and has had no diagnoses otherwise since or before then, till now.
So far signs are good that he's doing fine, and we expect the campaign to update the press as things develop.
Here's wishing him a speedy recovery.
Further details of this breaking story will be posted as they develop.