Bernie Sanders Underwent Treatment for Blocked Artery, Cancels Appearances


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Bernie Sanders is holding a campaign event at Fresno City College on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. Photo courtesy of ABC.

Story By: Tommy Tribble, Editor-in-Chief

Senator Bernie Sanders was hospitalized for an artery blockage after experiencing chest discomfort on Tuesday, Oct. 1, according to a statement from his campaign. His upcoming events have been canceled until further notice.

Sanders experienced chest discomfort at a campaign event Tuesday evening, according to a statement from Sanders’ senior adviser, Jeff Weaver. 

He was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were inserted, according to the statement. 

“Sanders is conversing and in good spirits,” Weaver’s statement read. 

The campaign has canceled his events and appearances until further notice.

Sanders was previously scheduled to speak at Fresno City College on Thursday, Oct. 3.