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Bernie Sanders speaks out about health scare

Posted at 8:51 PM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-09 23:53:25-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — For the first time since his heart attack in Las Vegas, 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is opening up about what led to his health scare.

"We were doing, you know, in some cases five or six meetings a day, three or four rallies and town meetings, and meeting with groups of people," Sanders said. "I don't think I'm gonna do that."

RELATED: Sen. Bernie Sanders discharged from Vegas hospital

The U.S. senator from Vermont experienced chest pains on Oct. 1. after visiting the Las Vegas Healing Garden. His campaign said he had a blockage in one artery.

Officials say two stents were successfully inserted in the 78-year-old’s heart.

The campaign says Sanders will take part in the next debate.