The Democratic Pennsylvania senator is being treated for clinical depression.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman likely will be hospitalized for several weeks while being treated for clinical depression. An unidentified senior Fetterman aide offered that timetable to NBC News.
Fetterman, who took office in January, checked himself into Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on Wednesday. He also was hospitalized last week after becoming lightheaded at a Democratic Senate retreat.
President Joe Biden on Friday offered support to Fetterman and his family via Twitter.
Fetterman’s wife, Gisele, asked people via Twitter to give the family privacy while the senator recovers.
Fetterman, 53, suffered a near-fatal stroke last year while campaigning for the Senate seat he won in November by defeating celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz.