Texas Democratic candidate for governor Beto O’Rourke has postponed campaign events after being hospitalized over the weekend for a bacterial infection.
O’Rourke revealed his medical situation in a Twitter update on Sunday.
Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke (D) said he was pausing his campaigning on Sunday after he was hospitalized with a bacterial infection. https://t.co/mYkHgw0lDk
— DC News Now (@DCNewsNow) August 29, 2022
“After feeling ill on Friday, I went to Methodist Hospital in San Antonio where I was diagnosed with a bacterial infection,” O’Rourke tweeted Sunday.
“The extraordinary team there — from custodians to nurses and doctors — gave me excellent care and attention, including IV antibiotics and rest,” he added.
After feeling ill on Friday, I went to Methodist Hospital in San Antonio where I was diagnosed with a bacterial infection.
The extraordinary team there — from custodians to nurses and doctors — gave me excellent care and attention, including IV antibiotics and rest.
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 28, 2022
The latest update
O’Rourke had unexpectedly canceled events on Friday after not feeling well, sharing the update on his hospital visit two days later.
“While my symptoms have improved, I will be resting at home in El Paso in accordance with the doctors’ recommendations,” he said.
“I am sorry to have had to postpone events because of this, but (I) promise to be back on the road as soon as I am able,” the statement added.
Texas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Beto O’Rourke said he had cleared his campaign schedule after receiving treatment at a San Antonio hospital for a bacterial infection. https://t.co/HLlGnG3vSs
— ABC News (@ABC) August 29, 2022
Despite being home, O’Rourke was already sharing more social media updates by Sunday evening to promote his campaign.
It is unknown how long he will be off the campaign trail, though he expects to soon return to continue his attacks on Gov. Greg Abbott and the state’s conservatives.