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Senator Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign "until further notice," his team said Wednesday. The candidate for the Democratic nomination to run for the White House underwent surgery for a blocked artery. </p><div> <p>Bernie Sanders' team announced on Wednesday (October 2nd) that the candidate for the Democratic nomination to run for the White House had suspended his campaign "until further notice" due to an arterial operation.
The 78-year-old independent Vermont senator had to have surgery for a clogged artery after experiencing chest pain during a campaign event. "During medical examinations, he was found a blocked artery and we managed to ask him two stents (vascular expanders, Ed)," said in a statement his campaign team.
A few hours later, the energetic seventy-year-old has resurfaced on Twitter, showing that he would not be slaughtered by this mishap and that he would use it even in support of his campaign themes.
"I feel good, I'm lucky to be well cared for and have great doctors and nurses to help me recover," he tweeted. "None of us can predict when it will face a medical emergency and no one should be afraid of being ruined in such a case Social security for all!"
Debate on October 15th
Bernie Sanders had already had to cancel one of his meetings for an extinction of votes. The senator has the habit of joking about his age. Although he is among the three candidates for the Democratic nomination of more than 70 years, his team presents him as a candidate whose energy would be even stronger than during his 2016 presidential campaign.
He has remained so far in the lead pack for the Democratic nomination, with two other septuagenarians, former Vice President Joe Biden (76) and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (70).
He is the first candidate to have to suspend his campaign for health reasons. His team said he was canceling all his appointments "until further notice", but had "good morale".
It is unclear whether he will be able to participate in the next televised debate, which brings together 12 Democratic candidates on October 15 at an Ohio university.
With AFP and AP