Watch: Fetterman Returns to the Capitol After Hospital Stay for Depression


Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) is back at the U.S. Capitol after being treated for clinical depression.

On Monday, a video showed Fetterman emerging from the back of an SUV wearing his usual gym shorts and a black hoodie.

As reporters greeted him, he waved and continued to walk toward the building.

“How are you feeling senator?” one reporter asked.

Another asked, “Are you confident you can serve the full six years?”

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“Great to be back!” he responded before turning and walking away.

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In a statement in February, Fetterman’s chief of staff, Adam Jentleson, said, “Senator John Fetterman checked himself into Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to receive treatment for clinical depression.”

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“While John has experienced depression off and on throughout his life, it only became severe in recent weeks,” he continued.

Jentleson explained the attending physician of Congress recommended inpatient care for Fetterman.

“After examining John, the doctors at Walter Reed told us that John is getting the care he needs, and will soon be back to himself,” the statement added.

During his treatment, the senator’s name appeared on several pieces of legislation.

Fetterman was released from the hospital in March — after roughly six weeks.

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Speaking to CBS News, he opened up about his experience with depression as he said, “The whole thing about depression is that objectively you may have won, but depression can absolutely convince you that you actually lost. And that was the start of a downward spiral.”

“I had stopped leaving my bed. I stopped eating. I was dropping weight. I stopped engaging – some of the most things that I have loved in my life,” he continued.

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