Bernie Sanders Cancels Campaign Events after Undergoing Procedure for Artery Blockage


Sen. Bernie Sanders has canceled all appearances and events until further notice after he underwent a procedure for an artery blockage.

In a statement released Wednesday by his Senior Advisor Jeff Weaver, Sen. Sanders experienced some chest discomfort during a campaign event on Tuesday. Medics evaluated him and found that he had a blockage in one artery. Two stents were successfully inserted.

“Sanders is conversing and is in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days. We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide updates.”, Weaver said.

Sanders, who has maintained a busy schedule for years, was among the ten presidential candidates set to appear for an MSNBC-hosted gun-control forum on Wednesday in Las Vegas.

The presidential hopeful had committed to releasing his medical records before the primary voting contests commenced. Sanders released a letter from his doctor during his 2016 presidential campaign that showed he was in good health and have no record of heart disease.