New York City mayoral front-runner Andrew Yang was hospitalized Friday after suffering abdominal pain from an apparent kidney stone, 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 campaign statement said.
Yang and his family were among the thousands of spectators to attend the Opening Day game at Yankee Stadium Thursday.
He was admitted to Mount Sinai West on Friday and later discharged. Yang’s wife, Evelyn, remained with him during his brief hospital stay.
In a tweet Friday, the tech entrepreneur wrote: “Thank you to the team at Mt Sinai West for the excellent care! And thanks Evelyn for keeping me company as I experienced my first (and hopefully last) kidney stone. Have been discharged and will now proceed to drink lots of water for the rest of the day.”
Yang’s campaign said his “public events for the day are canceled, but he looks forward to getting back out on the trail in the days ahead.”
While Yang was hospitalized, his wife tweeted: “In the hospital with Andrew where we had our babies. Andrew is doing well on meds, with the best care team ever. We are joking about how this kidney stone is our third baby. Apparently it’s the closest men can get to labor.”
“Thank you all for your well wishes,” she wrote.
“His public events for the day are canceled, but he looks forward to getting back out on the trail in the days ahead,” Yang’s campaign said.
The tech entrepreneur was spotted high-fiving baseball fans and posing for photos ahead of the game between the Bronx Bombers and the Toronto Blue Jays.
“If you have the ability to be here, this is the place to be today in New York City,” Yang told The Post Thursday. “There is no place I’d rather be and so many New Yorkers are pumped up to be here today to celebrate opening day at Yankee Stadium.”
However, Yang, a Mets fan, wasn’t too happy about his seats for the big game.
“The seats are not great,” he said through laughter.
Yang’s campaign said Friday he purchased the Section 227B tickets through secondary reseller StubHub.
Additional reporting by Kevin Sheehan