North Carolina attorney general out of hospital after minor stroke

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein left a Raleigh hospital on Wednesday after being treated earlier this week for what he called a “minor stroke.”

In a social media post, Stein shared that he had the stroke on Monday.

“Last night I had stroke-like symptoms after Anna and I walked our dog Jenny so I went to the hospital,” Stein said in a tweet.

Stein, 55, said after doctors confirmed that he had a minor stroke, they removed a small blood clot in what he called a “successful procedure.”

In his Twitter thread Tuesday, Stein said he is feeling back to normal. He added that his doctor wants him to stay in the hospital for a day or two before going back to work. Stein’s office confirmed his release the day after the two-term Democrat announced he was hospitalized.

“I’m feeling back to normal now and am beyond blessed to have no lingering effects,” he said.

He thanked his wife for getting him to go to the hospital.

“Anna is my hero for recognizing that something was wrong and insisting that I go to the hospital,” he added. “I also want to thank the EMTs for transporting me and the medical staff for their care. I have a tremendous amount to be thankful for this morning, especially my loving family. Just thinking of them makes my heart swell.”

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper also tweeted Tuesday saying he spoke with Stein and he’s doing well.

“Can’t keep a good man down,” Cooper tweeted.

Stein tweeted Wednesday about him and his wife celebrating their anniversary by lunching at a favorite restaurant.

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On May 16, Stein announced on Twitter he had tested positive for COVID-19.

I’m grateful to be fully vaccinated and twice boosted, and fortunately, I’m asymptomatic,” he said that day. “I’ll be lying low & working from home for a few days per the CDC recommendations. I encourage everyone to get vaccinated!”

A former state senator from Wake County, Stein has been considered a potential 2024 gubernatorial candidate. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper is barred by term limits from running again.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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