Crediting his wife, Fetterman said he was on the mend.
“Luckily, Gisèle spotted the symptoms and took me to the hospital within minutes,” he said in the statement. “The amazing doctors here were able to quickly and completely remove the clot, reversing the stroke; they also got my heart under control.
Fetterman said he had no “cognitive impairment” and was being kept in hospital “for observation”.
“The doctors have assured me that I will be able to get back on track, but first I have to take a minute, rest and recover,” he said. Fetterman’s campaign events had been canceled throughout the weekend without any explanation until Sunday.
Lamb wished Fetterman well on Twitter.
“I just learned on live television that Lieutenant Governor Fetterman suffered a stroke,” he wrote. “Hayley and I keep John and his family in our prayers and wish him a full and speedy recovery.”
Kenyatta did too.
“As I said in the first debate, John Fetterman is an incredible family man,” he tweeted. “My prayers are with him and his family as he recovers from this stroke. I look forward to seeing him back on the campaign trail soon.
The Senate seat, now held by incumbent Senator Pat Toomey, is seen as one of the best opportunities for Democrats to secure a midterm seat in 2022. The Republican primary is seen as a three-way battle between the conservative commentator Kathy Barnette, former hedge fund CEO David McCormick and medical TV personality Mehmet Oz.