Gov. Ed Rendell is Living with Parkinson’s Disease

Gov. Ed Rendell is Living with Parkinson’s Disease (Photo: Penn Medicine)

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Philadelphia, PAPhillyBite Gov. Ed Rendell - Former Philadelphia Mayor and Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell announces he had been diagnosed three-and-a-half years ago with Parkinson's disease.


The 74-year-old Rendell revealed the news at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, along with representatives from the University of Pennsylvania, as part of a public service message to urge people who believe they have signs or symptoms to get clinically diagnosed and find treatment early on.

Rendell stated treatment at the hospital, which includes medication, has halted the further development of the symptoms and that he continues on with his very busy schedule, which includes working out six days a week.

Mayor Kenney issued the following statement today after former Governor Ed Rendell announced that he is living with Parkinson’s disease:

“I am sorry to learn that former Governor Ed Rendell is battling Parkinson’s disease. I am confident however that he will triumph against it with the great determination and resolve that he has demonstrated his entire life in public service. I commend him for using his voice to create much-needed awareness about the importance of early detection in treating this complex disease.”

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