Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., “will be back soon,” an official in his office said Monday, as his hospital stay for clinical depression continues into its third week.
“Productive morning with Sen. Fetterman discussing the Walter Reed rail safety legislation, Farm Bill and other Senate business,” Fetterman’s chief of staff, Adam Jetleson, wrote in a Monday tweet that included photos of the senator working from a hospital table.
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“John is well on his way to recovery and wanted to tell me how grateful he is for all the well wishes. He is laser focused on PA and will be back soon,” Jetleson added.
Fetterman entered Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on the evening of Feb. 15 for treatment for clinical depression, his office said at the time, less than a week after experiencing feelings of relief after a three-day stay.
Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., leaves a briefing on unidentified aerial objects shot down by the U.S. military this weekend at the Capitol in Washington, Feb. 14, 2023. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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Last week, Fetterman’s communications director, Joe Calvello, provided an update on the senator’s health, saying he was “doing well,” working with doctors and “continuing on the road to recovery.”
Fetterman’s hospitalization comes after a rough year in which the 53-year-old suffered a stroke before May’s Democratic Senate primary and spent much of the summer off the campaign trail, recovering. He said the stroke nearly killed him, and he underwent surgery to implant a pacemaker with a defibrillator to manage two heart conditions: atrial fibrillation and cardiomyopathy.
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Saturday, November 16, 2019, in Bethesda, Maryland. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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Fetterman was sworn into the Senate in January after defeating Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz.
Fox News’ Bradford Betz contributed to this report.
Brandon Gillespie is an associate editor at Fox News. Follow him on Twitter at @brandon_cg.