Sen. John Fetterman According to Thursday’s statement by his chief-of-staff, (D.Pa.), he checked into a hospital to treat depression.

“Last night, Senator John Fetterman checked himself into Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to receive treatment for clinical depression. While John has experienced depression off and on throughout his life, it only became severe in recent weeks,” Adam Jentleson Fetterman’s top aide, said in the statement.

“On Monday, John was evaluated by Dr. Brian P. Monahan, the Attending Physician of the United States Congress. Yesterday, Dr. Monahan recommended inpatient care at Walter Reed. John agreed, and he is receiving treatment on a voluntary basis. After examining John, the doctors at Walter Reed told us that John is getting the care he needs, and will soon be back to himself,” Jentleson was added.

Fetterman After experiencing lightheadedness, he was admitted to hospital. After testing, he was discharged. The following year Fetterman A stroke was caused by atrial fibrillation. This is an abnormal heartbeat condition. A stroke that caused an auditory processing disorder was common in stroke victims.

Gisele Fetterman, the senator’s wife, called for privacy during “a difficult time for our family.”

“After what he’s been through in the past year, there’s probably no one who wanted to talk about his own health less than John. I’m so proud of him for asking for help and getting the care he needs,” She wrote On Twitter

“Take care of yourselves. Hold your loved ones close, you are not alone,” Elle added.

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