Bernie Sanders addresses campaign plans after heart attack

The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate said he was "dumb" for not listening to his body ahead of his heart attack, and vowed to continue on the campaign trail.
2:14 | 10/09/19

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We have gone to the latest on Bernie Sanders. Speaking out after his heart attack saying he was, quote, dumb not to listen to his body telling him something was wrong. Tom llamas is here with more. Good morning. Good morning to you. Senator Sanders visiting a cardiologist back home in Burlington, Vermont, promising to head back out on the campaign trail but now the Sanders family is dealing with something much more serious. This morning, Bernie Sanders recovering from a heart attack taking baby steps towards a comeback and now admitting this. I must confess that I was dumb -- Reporter: The Vermont senator saying he was campaigning too hard and not listening to his body. I've been doing in some cases three or four rallies a day running all over the state, Iowa and New Hampshire and wherever and yet I in the last month or two just was more fatigued than I usually have been. Reporter: That fatigue seen in this video from Las Vegas last Tuesday night. At the fund-raising event, Sanders, who usually likes to stand, asking for a chair. Get me a chair up here for a I'm going to sit down. It's been a long day. Reporter: He went to the hospital and doctors found he had blockage in one artery and needed two stents inserted sidelining the 78-year-old candidate for now but Sanders says he will be back out on the trail. We were doing, you know, in some cases five or six meetings a day, three or four rallies and town meetings, and meeting with groups of people. I don't think I'm going to do that. Reporter: But Sanders also has another more tragic reason to stay off the trail for now. His daughter-in-law just 46 years old suddenly died after being diagnosed with a very aggressive form of cancer. The ap reporting re yeah Riggs married to his son levy died Saturday. They had three children together. Now, senator Sanders has not yet spoken publicly about his daughter-in-law. Though Sanders rarely if ever invokes his family into his politics or his speeches we know he is very close to his family and to those grandkids who he and his wife used to baby-sit. No date set for a return to the trail though the campaign says he will be at the debate next week, guys. So much he's dealing with right now. Okay. Thanks, Tom.

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