2020 Presidential Candidate Senator Bernie Sanders, 78, was hospitalized in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to ABC news.
“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,” said Sanders’ senior adviser Jeff Weaver on Wednesday in a statement. “We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.”
Sanders last public campaign event was Tuesday night in Nevada. ABC News first learned from officials about the Vermont senator being hospitalized after his plans to attend a presidential gun forum changed.
.@ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Jennifer Ashton explains stent placement following Sen. Bernie Sanders’ admission to the hospital for blockage in an artery. https://t.co/12zjbwynAo pic.twitter.com/Rij71P9S8N
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Sanders is currently on a campaign swing through Nevada, hosting a town hall on Medicare for All and social security in Las Vegas ahead of his appearance at the Giffords and March for Our Lives’ Presidential Gun Safety Forum on Wednesday.
This is a developing story.