Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) was hospitalized overnight in Washington, D.C. and it does not appear to be related to his previous stroke, according to his office.
The Pennsylvania senator, who was sworn in on Jan. 3, was taken to the hospital after he experienced lightheadedness at the Senate retreat Wednesday.
“Towards the end of the Senate Democratic retreat today, Senator John Fetterman began feeling lightheaded,” Fetterman’s communications director, Joe Calvello, told reporters in a statement.
Calvello said Fetterman, whose health was a major campaign issue against Republican challenger Dr. Mehmet Oz, is in “good spirits and talking with his staff and family.”
“He left and called his staff, who picked him up and drove him to The George Washington University Hospital. Initial tests did not show evidence of a new stroke, but doctors are running more tests and John is remaining overnight for observation,” Calvello explained.
“We will provide more information when we have it,” he added.