Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman Says His Depression Made His Indifferent To Life: Gives His First Interview Since Hospitalization

Senator John Fetterman
John Fetterman

Democrat Senator John Fetterman spoke of being indifferent to life before he finally got down to admit himself into a hospital to be treated for depression. In a candid interview broadcast on CBS, Senator Fetterman, the junior senator from Pennsylvania opened up about his battle with depression and his aspirations.

The Commonwealth’s former lieutenant governor opened up about his battle with depression even after he emerged victorious in the midterms in 2022. Senator Fetterman spoke extensively about his battle with depression.

After his midterm win Senator John Fetterman appeared to have everything going right for him after his doctors declared him fit to fight for office. He was recovering after a stroke in May last year and had won by flipping a Republican seat, triumphing over Mehmet Oz, a doctor by profession.

Senator John Fetterman Continued To Battle Depression Despite The Midterm Win

But despite things going his way, Senator Fetterman admitted that there was little cause for celebration because of his problems. Despite winning the biggest political race, he was indifferent to the win, and that started a journey of a downhill spiral.

The senator checked into the Walter Reed Hospital for 6 weeks. His symptoms included a disinclination to get up in the morning, and loss of appetite and weight. He became disengaged from many things that once interested him. One of the lowest moments in this episode came when he got himself admitted into the hospital on the day of his son’s fourteenth birthday.

Senator John Fetterman said that it was sad that he had to miss his son’s birthday. He hoped that his son would not remember this joyous occasion as a day his dad had to get himself hospitalized.

Doctors treating him said that there were physical indications of his depression. It included a marked reduction in Senator Fetterman’s drive and motivation. It affected his ability to think clearly, something that is reversible if treated.