Bernie Sanders stays on the stump after receiving stitches for head wound

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Sanders' team told reporters shortly before a health care panel on Friday that he received seven stitches – along with a clean bill of health – at a local walk-in clinic . "

Sanders in the Longshoremen's Association Local 1422 union hall in Charleston.

After the injury, the campaign said, the campaign said. He will carry on as scheduled for Nevada for a rally on Saturday.

Health care conversation on Friday marked Sanders' second appearance in Palmetto State, where he lost to Hillary Clinton in 2016 primary, since beginning his 2020 presidential campaign nearly a month ago. On Thursday night, he addressed supporters in the gymnasium of North Charleston Baptist church – and offered a warning to the health care industry.

"Tonight, we say very clearly to the private health insurance companies, whether you like it or not," Sanders told the crowd, making his Medicare for all pitch. "You know, and I want you to know this, there's another columnist, editorial attacking me – 'this is an impractical idea.' You gotta tell the people of Canada and Germany and Scandinavia and France and the United Kingdom. If they can guarantee health to all right people, don't tell me the United States of America.

He returned to that message on Friday during the panel and subsequent question-and-answer session.

"Sanders told the gathering." We have a system in which insurance companies and drug companies make billions and yet you have got tens and tens of millions of Americans "To me, that is pretty crazy stuff."

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