“Whereas John has skilled melancholy on and off all through his life, it solely turned extreme in current weeks,” Fetterman’s chief of employees Adam Jentleson mentioned in an announcement.
The Pennsylvania Democrat checked himself into the hospital on Wednesday night time, Jentleson added.
Fetterman survived a near-fatal stroke final yr whereas he was campaigning for the Senate seat he now holds.
Simply final week, the first-term senator was hospitalized at George Washington College Hospital after feeling lightheaded throughout a Senate Democratic retreat.
At the moment, Fetterman was within the stroke unit for 2 days, the place he underwent varied checks together with an MRI. He had not suffered an extra stroke.
On Monday, he was evaluated by Congress’ attending doctor Dr. Brian Monahan, who really helpful he obtain inpatient care at Walter Reed, in Bethesda, Md.
“John agreed, and he’s receiving remedy on a voluntary foundation,” Jentleson mentioned.
Fetterman’s transition to the Senate in January has been made tougher due to his stroke restoration, the Instances reported. He beforehand served as Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor.
His spouse, Gisele Fetterman, requested for privateness.
“After what he’s been via up to now yr, there’s most likely nobody who wished to speak about his personal well being lower than John,” Gisele Fetterman mentioned in an announcement. “I’m so pleased with him for asking for assist and getting the care he wants.”
It’s widespread for stroke survivors to expertise melancholy, and the trigger could also be biochemical or psychological, based on the American Stroke Affiliation.
Fetterman had been pissed off along with his post-stroke well being challenges all through the marketing campaign. His difficulties with communication have additionally impacted his relationship along with his household, as has his time away from them whereas he works within the Senate, CNBC Information reported.