HOUSTON — Joe Biden promised to disclose his medical history before Democratic primary voters gather for the Iowa caucuses next February.
“Before there’s a first vote, I’ll release my medical records. There is no reason for me not to release my medical records,” the former vice president told reporters on Friday at Texas Southern University in Houston.
“What are the concerns? Man, want to wrestle?” he joked with the press, downplaying questions about his health.
Biden, 76, hasn’t disclosed his medical history since 2008, when doctors found he had an irregular heartbeat.
In 1988, he suffered an aneurysm that burst and required him to undergo emergency surgery. Months later, surgeons addressed a second aneurysm before it burst. He suffers from asthma and allergies, takes a prescription drug to lower his cholesterol, and has taken medication for an enlarged prostate. Doctors also removed a benign polyp during a colonoscopy in 1996, and in 2003, he had his gallbladder removed. read more