Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was hospitalized last week and underwent a procedure to clear two clogged arteries in his heart.
Fortunately, he has since been released from the hospital and is said to be on the mend.
According to the New York Post:
Giuliani, 78, had been feverishly campaigning around the state for weeks on behalf of his son Andrew Giuliani’s bid for governor, which ended in last week’s primary loss to Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-LI).
“There was a little bit of a scare in the Giuliani family,” Andrew said, while replacing his father on Rudy’s show on 77 WABC radio.
Ryan said Giuliani had two stents inserted to open up his arteries.
Rudy was sweating and experiencing shortness of breath but stayed on the campaign trail because “he loves you so much,” Ryan told Andrew.
“It shows how much he loves this city, state and country,” Andrew said. “He’s already ready to get back on the campaign trail. He has to take it easy a little bit.”
Andrew Giuliani told The Post that his dad had felt discomfort for a few weeks but wouldn’t tell anyone until after the primary, calling his father “iron man” and “tough as nails.”
Of course, plenty of heartless critics on Twitter celebrated the news of Giuliani’s health scare. Here are a few of the tamer tweets:
Tough boy Rudy Giuliani was patted on his back and his heart failed. A real slap would have collapsed his lungs. Snowflake!
— 888 Good Troubles (@LebergerDavid) July 11, 2022
So Rudy Giuliani got lightly tapped on his back in the ShopRite so hard that he needed heart stents put in?
— Mr. Newberger (@jeremynewberger) July 9, 2022
Wait. Rudy Giuliani has a heart?!?? 😲 pic.twitter.com/dO5CqLLC2o
— Jo 🌻 (@JoJoFromJerz) July 9, 2022
During a recent campaign-style speech, Donald Trump told the crowd what the true cause of Giuliani’s heart problem was.
As Business Insider reported:
“Rudy is getting well now,” the former president told a Las Vegas, Nevada rally.
Trump said that Giuliani had “a big problem, a heart problem” and that he was in a hospital because of “what they put Rudy through.”
He did not specify who “they” was, but the timing of the comment coincides with the news this week that the Fulton County special grand jury had issued Giuliani with a subpoena.
The special grand jury is investigating Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia.
Giuliani is among a handful of Trump allies, including South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who has been subpoenaed as part of the investigation, per CNN.
Insider contacted Trump’s post-presidency office to seek clarification on who “they” are, but did not immediately receive a response.
Here’s a brief clip of Trump’s comments: