Jason Lewis discharged from the hospital after life-threatening hernia

Lewis will return to his home in Woodbury to recover.
Author:
Publish date:

Republican Senate Candidate Jason Lewis has been discharged from the hospital after he was rushed into emergency surgery on Monday.

According to a release from his campaign, Lewis was discharged from Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing on Wednesday afternoon. The former Congressman was rushed to the hospital on Monday for suffering “severe abdominal pain.”

After doctors determined he was suffering from a severe hernia that could be life-threatening if not immediately treated, Lewis was rushed into surgery.

Lewis will return to his home in Woodbury to recover and catch up on work, according to a statement. Lewis previously had to put campaigning on hold when he had to quarantine twice due to possible exposure to COVID-19.

“While I still need a little time to fully recover, I will be working as hard as I am able to over these next six days to ensure Minnesota finally gets a senator who prioritizes economic growth and good paying jobs, funding the police, and protecting Minnesotans from the radical left's unconstitutional proposals like gun confiscation and packing the Supreme Court,” Lewis said in a statement.”

Lewis is running against incumbent Democrat Sen. Tina Smith on Nov. 3. 

Next Up

Shayne Munich

Minneapolis police appeal for help finding missing man

Shayne Munich is described as a vulnerable adult.

Screen Shot 2020-11-27 at 6.26.50 PM

Minnesota nurse's story about her battle with COVID-19 goes viral

A month later, Ashley Walter is on a hard road to recovery.

Adam Thielen

Report: Still on COVID-19 list, Thielen not expected to play Sunday

Thielen was placed on the COVID-19/Reserve list on Monday.

Image from iOS (19)

Mask-wearing, distancing a common sight on MOA's Black Friday

Thousands of shoppers were out and about on Black Friday despite the COVID-19 situation.

Tim Walz

Gov. Tim Walz, MDH react to record-setting COVID-19 deaths

Minnesota can expect further bad news over the coming weeks.

covid-19, coronavirus

Record 101 COVID-19 deaths reported in Minnesota

The figures are from Wednesday, with no update provided on Thanksgiving.

Screen Shot 2020-11-27 at 9.29.12 AM

Target reveals its 'Cyber Week' online deals

The sales will run from Nov. 29 to Dec. 5.

Minneapolis police

Mayor Frey, Minneapolis police chief reveal new 'no-knock' policy

The new policy for Minneapolis Police Department was announced Wednesday.

Teddy Bridgewater

Coller: It's a what-if Sunday with Teddy Bridgewater's return

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

Ambulance hospital emergency

15-month-old girl's death being investigated by police in Fargo

The child died four days after being found unresponsive.

Related

Screen Shot 2020-10-05 at 3.13.09 PM

Jason Lewis undergoes emergency surgery for 'life-threatening' hernia

Lewis is challenging U.S. Sen. Tina Smith in this year's election.

Screen Shot 2020-10-05 at 3.13.09 PM

Jason Lewis to return to campaign trail after negative COVID test, 4 days of quarantine

The Senate candidate is one of the GOP politicians who greeted President Trump on his visit to Minnesota.

Screen Shot 2020-10-05 at 3.13.09 PM

Jason Lewis quarantines again after exposure to COVID-positive person

The Senate candidate had already quarantined for four days after being near President Trump last week.

Bob Kroll

Police union chief Bob Kroll appears at campaign event for Jason Lewis

The controversial police federation chief lent his support to the Senate candidate.

Jason Lewis and Tina Smith

AP: Tina Smith beats Jason Lewis in U.S. Senate race

Smith didn't get the same level of votes as Biden, but did enough to beat Lewis.

Screen Shot 2019-08-22 at 10.35.20 AM

Jason Lewis announces run for Tina Smith's U.S. Senate seat

The former 2nd District congressman is a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump.

Screen Shot 2020-10-05 at 3.13.09 PM

Lewis resumes campaigning after ending second COVID-19 quarantine

The U.S. Senate candidate has quarantined for around a week.

Former Rep. Jason Lewis blames John McCain for GOP losing the House

Lewis was defeated in Minnesota's 2nd District last week.