Mayor Candidate Yang Back Campaigning After Kidney Stone

NEW YORK (AP) -
Andrew Yang, a New York City Democratic mayoral candidate, speaks out against anti-Asian hate crimes during a news conference at the National Action Network, Thursday, March 18, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang has resumed campaigning a day after going to the hospital for a kidney stone.

Yang, 46, went to the emergency room Friday after experiencing abdominal pain, co-campaign manager Chris Coffey said. All of Yang’s campaign events for Friday were canceled. The stone eventually passed, he said.

Yang, who campaigned unsuccessfully for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, is one of more than two dozen candidates who have filed papers to run in the June 22 Democratic primary to succeed the city’s term-limited Mayor Bill de Blasio.

In February, Yang tested positive for COVID-19 and quarantined for about two weeks.