INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Rex Bell suffered a minor stroke Wednesday night in Richmond and was brought to Indianapolis for tests.
According to the candidate’s Facebook page, Bell is receiving “excellent care” at IU Health Methodist Hospital and was joking with doctors and nurses while going through a battery of tests. Doctors anticipate that he’ll make a full recovery.
“The Bell family is touched by the outpouring of support, and they wish to thank Hoosiers for their thoughts, prayers, and kind words. We continue to ask that the family be allowed to focus on Mr. Bell’s health and a speedy recovery,” the campaign wrote on Facebook.
According to the Palladium-Item, Bell became ill during an interview in their Richmond office and asked that 911 be called. He initially went to Reid Health before being transported to Methodist.
Bell’s Republican opponent, Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb, released the following statement:
I learned this evening that Rex Bell was taken to the emergency room. No other details have been provided, but I know I speak for Hoosiers everywhere when I say that Janet and I will keep him and his family in our thoughts and prayers.
Democrat John Greg released a statement on Twitter:
On behalf of the Gregg family and the entire campaign, we are praying for Rex Bell & his family tonight.