Senator Bernie Sanders has cancelled his election campaign events after being hospitalized in Las Vegas with a blocked artery on October 2. Sanders's senior adviser Jeff Weaver said in a statement on Wednesday that during a campaign event the previous evening he experienced some chest discomfort. He added that during medical evaluation and testing he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted. Weaver said senator Sanders will be resting up for the next few days. He said they are canceling his events and appearances until further notice from the hospital and they will continue to provide appropriate updates.
We want to send our best wishes for a quick recovery to @BernieSanders today. Our whole team has you in their thoughts.— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) October 2, 2019
Sanders is one of three septuagenarians in the Democratic primary and the senior-most. Previous Vice President Joe Biden is 76. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is 70. President Donald Trump, who was the oldest President, is 73. If he wins, Sanders would be the most seasoned president to serve. Sanders' last open appearance was at the Las Vegas shooting memorial on Tuesday night. Not long ago, he was in New Hampshire where he kept seven back-to-back occasions through the span of two days. Shortly after announcing his presidential campaign in February, Sanders appeared on the campaign trail with a bandage on his head after being treated at a walk-in clinic for a minor injury while campaigning in South Carolina in mid-March. According to sources, Sanders cut his head in the shower and after receiving a lot of stictches he was given a green signal by the health authorities.
Thinking of @BernieSanders today and wishing him a speedy recovery. If there's one thing I know about him, he's a fighter and I look forward to seeing him on the campaign trail soon.— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) October 2, 2019
On Wednesday, Sanders is right now on a campaign swing through Nevada, facilitating a town hall on Medicare for All and social security in Las Vegas in front of his appearance at the Giffords and March for Our Lives' Presidential Gun Safety Forum on Wednesday.