Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) checked himself into a Washington, D.C. hospital Wednesday night for “severe” depression, according to his office.
“Last night, Senator John Fetterman checked himself into Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to receive treatment for clinical depression,” said Adam Jentleson, Fetterman’s chief of staff, in a statement.
The Pennsylvania senator, who suffered a stroke last year while on the campaign trail, was hospitalized for three days last week after feeling lightheaded but returned to the Capitol Monday after doctors ruled out another stroke or seizure.
“While John has experienced depression off and on throughout his life, it only became severe in recent weeks,” Jentleson added.
Dr. Brian P. Monahan, the congressional doctor, recommended inpatient care at Walter Reed, which Fetterman agreed to.
“After examining John, the doctors at Walter Reed told us that John is getting the care he needs, and will soon be back to himself.”