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GREENSBORO, NC (AP) — A federal judge says she has two letters from a cardiologist saying ex-presidential candidate John Edwards has a life-threatening condition that will require surgery in February.

The letters were revealed during a hearing Friday to consider whether the 58-year-old ex-North Carolina Senator would go on trial later this month for alleged campaign finance violations.

Attorneys for Edwards were seeking a 60-day delay to allow time for Edwards to recover. The judge delayed the trial to March 26.

Edwards was in court at the judge’s request, although doctors advised him to avoid travel and all court proceedings.

Prosecutors say they’re ready to try Edwards on six felony and misdemeanor counts related to nearly $1 million from wealthy donors used to help hide his pregnant mistress during his 2008 While House run.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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2016 years 1 day ago

I prefer not to be around people who believe in “karma.” Bad things happen to everybody. Everybody’s going to die. Get over it.

2016 years 1 day ago

However, I don’t see where your situation is “life threatening,” as they’re claiming Edwards’ problem is. You don’t stall on a life threatening condition that requires surgery. You cut ’em open.

2016 years 1 day ago

Oh pleeaasse!!!! I had a “life threatening” blockage that required a stent. After the procedure on Friday, I was told by my cardiologist I could return to work the following Monday. Guess Edwards’ “workload” is more demanding than mine!!! Probably will take him a lifetime to recover….this will keep him out of the courts and prevent him from serving time in jail. It is amazing how these “yellow bellied” politicians “hide” behind money rather than facing up to the moral and criminal acts they have committed.

2016 years 1 day ago

When he is having sex with Rielle, does he suddenly have palpatations. What heart disease lets your doctor wait over a month to correct? John, do you really think the public believes anything you have to say? Finally, Elizabeth has her chance to say DROP DEAD!!!!

2016 years 1 day ago

Someone needs to tell the cardiologist they are wasting their time.

There’s no cure for Edward’s hard, black, cheating heart. :)

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