Senator Bernie Sanders has been hospitalized for chest pains and all campaign events have been canceled. While attending an event in Las Vegas yesterday, the presidential hopeful complained of chest discomfort and was taken to the hospital.
A spokesperson for the Senator said there was a blockage in an artery.
From 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,” said Sanders’ senior adviser Jeff Weaver on Wednesday in a statement.
“Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days,” Weaver said. “We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.”
Sanders is 78 and is the oldest person running for the nomination and if elected, would be the oldest president the United States has ever had.