Herman Cain tested positive for the coronavirus and was hospitalized less than two weeks after attending President Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Cain, a 74-year-old former pizza business CEO and presidential candidate, was diagnosed with the virus on Monday, and his symptoms necessitated hospitalization by Wednesday, according to a statement he put out on social media. He spent the night in an Atlanta-area hospital and on Thursday was “resting comfortably” while “awake and alert.”
The Newsmax television contributor did not need a respirator, the statement noted.
“There is no way of knowing for sure how or where Mr. Cain contracted the coronavirus, but we do know he is a fighter who has beaten Stage 4 cancer. With God’s help, we are confident he will make a quick and complete recovery,” it read.
Cain was in attendance at Trump’s rally in Tulsa on June 20. He shared a photo of himself surrounded by other people, none of whom were social distancing or wearing masks.
— Herman Cain (@THEHermanCain) June 20, 2020
Cain was diagnosed with colon cancer more than a decade ago in 2006, and despite it spreading to his liver, he was able to beat the disease and remain cancer-free, according to Newsmax.
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