Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) was hospitalized in Maryland Monday after feeling lightheaded during a Senate Democratic retreat, according to a statement from his office.
The statement said Fetterman was taken to a hospital for evaluation and that his office was awaiting more information.
“Senator Fetterman was feeling lightheaded and was taken to a hospital in Maryland for evaluation,” the statement said. “His office is awaiting further information and will provide updates in due course.”
Fetterman, who was elected to the Senate in November, was at a retreat for Senate Democrats in Cambridge, Md., when he felt lightheaded, according to the statement.
Fetterman’s office did not provide any additional details about his condition or the nature of the evaluation he was undergoing at the hospital.
The statement said Fetterman’s office was “in contact with his medical team and will provide updates when appropriate.”
Fetterman is the first Democratic senator elected to the Senate from Pennsylvania since 2006. He defeated Republican incumbent Sen. Pat Toomey in November.
Fetterman was previously the mayor of Braddock, Pa., a struggling steel town outside of Pittsburgh. He ran for governor in 2018 but lost in the Democratic primary.
He has been a vocal advocate for criminal justice reform and gun safety measures since being elected to the Senate, and has become one of the most progressive members of the Senate Democratic caucus.