senator. John FettermanD., Pa., of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Friday after being treated for depression.
A press release from Fetterman’s office says he is in remission after treatment for depression and is located in Braddock, Pennsylvania.
“I’m so happy to be home,” Fetterman said. “I’m excited to be the father and husband I want to be, and the Pennsylvania senator deserves it.”
“I am so grateful to the amazing team at Walter Reed. The care they provided has changed my life. I’ll have more to say about this soon, but for now I want everyone to know that depression is treatable, that treatment works. This isn’t about politics – there are now people Red provinces and blue provinces are depressed. If you need help, please get help.”
Fetterman suffered a stroke in May last year during his successful bid to represent Pennsylvania in the US Senate. Fetterman suffered side effects that included “auditory processing disorder” but his Campaign and doctors insisted He has no “restrictions on work” and “can work to the fullest extent of his duties in public office”.
Fetterman had only one debate with his Republican opponent Mehmet Oz on October 25 and Strive to communicate effectively on multiple occasions and using closed captioning due to limited auditory processing capacity.
After defeating Oz by five percent, Fetterman began his six-year term in the Senate in January, but his office announced just a month later that he had been hospitalized due to Treating major depression.
“Last night, Senator John Fetterman checked himself into Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for treatment for clinical depression. While John has suffered from depression his entire life, it has only become severe in recent weeks,” said Adam Gentelson, Fetterman’s chief of staff, in a statement at the time.
Before he checked into Walter Reed, staff said Fetterman had not been his usual self for weeks and described him as withdrawn, showing a lack of interest in talking and eating and the usual banter with his assistants.
Fetterman is said to receive daily personal briefings from Gentelson and his office issuing statements and sponsoring legislation while he is in hospital.
Fetterman Missed 53 of the 64 Senate votes cast by name during February and March resulted in hospitalization.
Lawrence Richard of Fox News contributed to this report.