(Joshua Paladino, Headline USA) Pennsylvania Senate candidate John Fetterman, a Democrat, appeared in public without a hoodie for the first time this election cycle, and his exposed neckline revealed a tumor-like bulge, Twitchy reported.
Fetterman has worn shorts and a hoodie to most campaign events this year, despite seeking a seat in the world’s most prestigious deliberative body.
But most observers assumed his casual appearance came from his washed-out trust-fund lifestyle, not from a need to hide a startling protrusion.
First time Fetterman’s neck is fully exposed without a hoodie and folks have questions pic.twitter.com/U2ZDmFMubc
— Deb Formola (@debbieformola) September 11, 2022
Fetterman’s all-out effort to put on a collared shirt should have demonstrated his seriousness about running for the Senate, but instead it has raised more concerns about his health.
In fact, some concerned Twitter users suggested that he should consult his GOP opponent, celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz, about the unsightly protrusion.
He should have Dr. Oz look at that thing on his neck.
— Jon (@basqueinmyglory) September 12, 2022
Not the Bee compiled Fetterman-neck-bulge memes.
— The Right To Bear Memes (@grandoldmemes) September 12, 2022
— Magills (@magills_) September 7, 2022
Before the bulge became public, Fetterman had enough speculation about his health circulating in the news. He suffered a stroke before Pennsylvania’s Democratic Senate primary, and his wife Gisele had to deliver an acceptance speech.
The stroke destroyed Fetterman’s speech pathways, and he can hardly deliver a coherent sentence.
Fetterman sounds horrible. He’s clearly not well and it’s so bad that he makes Joe Biden sound like a Rhode Scholar. pic.twitter.com/vcZ5f7GhBo
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) August 23, 2022
His campaign insists that he could perform a senator’s job, but at 53 years old he has shown sharp mental decline.
John Fetterman gave a speech in Montgomery County yesterday.
Here are the highlights. pic.twitter.com/8udMddHAcQ
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 12, 2022
On primary day, Fetterman’s campaign staff said that he needed surgery to have a pacemaker installed to correct cardiomyopathy, which he was diagnosed with in 2017.