Andrew Yang hospitalized, NYC campaign events canceled

Andrew Yang hospitalized, NYC campaign events canceled

New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang was hospitalized Friday after experiencing abdominal pains, his campaign said.

“After experiencing abdominal pain this morning, Andrew Yang visited an emergency room where he was diagnosed with what appears to be a kidney stone,” the candidate’s campaign announced.

The campaign said that Yang’s public evens for Friday have been canceled but that the candidate “looks forward to getting back out on the trail in the days ahead.”


NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JANUARY 14: New York City Mayoral candidate Andrew Yang speaks at a press conference on January 14, 2021 in New York City. Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang announced his candidacy for Mayor of New York City. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)
(Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

The 46-year old New York City entrepreneur grabbed national attending during the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries, as the one-time longest of long shots for the nomination saw his campaign briefly soar due, in part, to his push for each adult American to receive $1,000 a month as a part of a universal basic income.

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