Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) has returned to Burlington, Vt., after suffering a heart attack in Las Vegas.
Sanders tweeted of his homecoming Sunday, saying he is “recovering well and feeling much better.”
“I am more determined than ever to fight alongside you to make health care a human right,” he said.
I am glad to be home in Burlington to rest for a little bit. I want to thank all of you for your well wishes, love, and support over the week. I am recovering well and feeling much better.
I am more determined than ever to fight alongside you to make health care a human right.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) October 6, 2019
The 78-year-old presidential candidate was hospitalized on Wednesday to receive stent insertions because he experienced chest discomfort. His hospitalization prompted the campaign to cancel all events until further notice and a $1.3 million TV ad that was set to air in Iowa.
The campaign confirmed on Friday the senator suffered a “myocardial infarction,” also known as a heart attack, according to two physicians.
The 2020 hopeful already confirmed his participation in the Oct. 15 Democratic primary debate after his surgery.
The Hill reached out to the Sanders campaign for comment.
Sanders’s medical condition has brought age back to the forefront of the conversation about presidential candidates. The three Democratic frontrunners, including Sanders, former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) are all over 70 years old.