Robert Francis O’Rourke’s long-shot bid to become the next governor of Texas has hit plenty of roadblocks along the way, and his latest mishap has landed the Democrat in the hospital.
O’Rourke, who just days ago was seen in a viral clip profanely insulting an attendee at one of his campaign stops, has been admitted to a hospital in San Antonio.
Beto O’Rourke, Texas’ Democratic candidate for governor, will “postpone events” after being hospitalized with a bacterial infection, he wrote Sunday on Twitter.Advertisement - story continues below
“While my symptoms have improved, I will be resting at home in El Paso in accordance with the doctors’ recommendations,” O’Rourke said. He has been discharged from the hospital, campaign communications director Chris Evans said Sunday.
O’Rourke believes that he’ll be back on the campaign trail, but gave no timeline of when that might be.
The former member of Congress was hospitalized at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio after feeling sick on Friday, he wrote. He was diagnosed with a bacterial infection and received care including IV antibiotics, according to the tweet.
He said he would “be back on the road with you as soon as I am able.”
The Democrat’s bid for the governorship has him trailing incumbent Greg Abbott by 7 percentage points.