Andrew Yang, former Democratic presidential candidate and current New York City mayoral candidate, was reportedly hospitalized Friday with a kidney stone.
“After experiencing abdominal pain this morning, Andrew Yang visited an emergency room where he was diagnosed with what appears to be a kidney stone,” according to a campaign statement.
Thank you to the team at Mt Sinai West for the excellent care! And thanks Evelyn for keeping me company as I experienced my first (and hopefully last) kidney stone. Have been discharged and will now proceed to drink lots of water for the rest of the day. ???? https://t.co/qWJuTou2b6 pic.twitter.com/cqY4LKNSU5
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Yang rose to national prominence while campaigning for president during the 2020 Democrat primaries, advocating for a universal basic income program for Americans that paid $1000 a month. Many of his supporters became known as the “Yang Gang.” (RELATED: Andrew Yang Blames Teachers Union For Slow Reopening Of New York Schools)
Yang declared in January his candidacy for New York City Mayor. “I moved to New York City 25 years ago. I came of age, fell in love, and became a father here. Seeing our City in so much pain breaks my heart,” Yang tweeted at the time.
All of Yang’s public events that were scheduled for Friday have been canceled, according to Fox News. However, the campaign stated that Yang “looks forward to getting back out on the trail in the days ahead.”