Senator Bernie Sanders and his campaign have canceled all of his scheduled appearances until further notice after he was taken to hospital for an emergency heart procedure.
As CNBC reports, the 78-year-old democratic nominee hopeful was taken for the procedure after he expressed "some chest discomfort" on Tuesday. After he received some tests, it was discovered that he had a "blockage in one artery."
Sanders' advisor Jeff Weaver released a statement about the situation, explaining that he has undergone heart surgery and has had two stents inserted. "Senator Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days," Weaver added. "We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates."
Wednesday afternoon, Sanders tweeted, "Thanks for all the well wishes." He added, "None of us know when a medical emergency might affect us. And no one should fear going bankrupt if it occurs. Medicare for All!
Sanders last appeared in public at a Las Vegas shooting memorial on Tuesday, honoring the victims of the deadliest mass shooting in America on its second year anniversary. Prior to that, he had attended seven events in New Hampshire over the course of two days. Sanders had just recently announced that his campaign trail had raised $25.3 million in the third quarter of 2019, beating out all of his Democratic rivals for the best fiscal quarter of the year.
In response to the news, fellow presidential nominees wished Sanders a speedy recovery on Twitter.
It remains to be seen when his presidential campaign will continue.