Sanders Cancels Campaign Events After Undergoing Surgery For Blocked Artery

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The 78-year-old presidential candidate is "conversing and in good spirits" following the placement of two stents.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders canceled all of his upcoming appearances and events on Wednesday as his campaign announced that the Democratic presidential candidate underwent surgery for a blocked artery, CNBC reported.

Sanders’ adviser, Jeff Weaver, said in a statement that the senator “experienced some chest discomfort” during an event on Tuesday and subsequent testing revealed a “blockage in one artery.”

The presidential contender had two stents placed but is “conversing and in good spirits,” Weaver said.

Sanders, 78, is the oldest candidate in the 2020 presidential race, CNBC noted. His campaign said he will spend the next few days resting, adding, “We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.”

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