Bernie Sanders Cancels Campaign Events After Heart Procedure

The Vermont senator was scheduled to appear at a town hall in L.A. on Friday

Amid a swirl of good news and positive coverage of his campaign, 78-year-old presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was hospitalized Tuesday and underwent a procedure for an artery blockage.

According to CNBC, Sanders’s campaign manager Jeff Weaver says the Vermont senator had “experienced some chest discomfort” during a Tuesday event, and that doctors discovered a “blockage in one artery.” Sanders reportedly had two stents inserted.

“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 was scheduled to appear in L.A. on Friday for a town hall at USC; at the moment, the RSVP page is still live on Sanders’s site.
Yesterday, the Sanders campaign announced that its third-quarter fundraising haul was an impressive $25.3 million, a significant increase from the $18 million raised in the previous quarter.
And just last week, Cosmopolitan published a massive round table-style Q&A with Sanders and the magazine’s editors, in which he fielded questions about his skincare routine (“I put something on. I got something, the doctor gave me something years ago, I put it on. I’m not quite sure…”), his favorite cocktail (“I don’t drink much”), and a slew of more pressing issues.

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