A family friend told The Associated Press that the 91-year-old Feller underwent surgery to get the pacemaker on Monday. The friend spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because no public statements had been made about Feller’s latest health issues.
The baseball legend was diagnosed with leukemia last month and has been undergoing chemotherapy.
The friend said Feller became nauseous on Saturday and went to the hospital. While getting treatment, he fainted and his heart briefly stopped.
As he recovers, Feller has been watching Cleveland’s games on TV.
Feller is hopeful he will be released later this week and can return home.
The friend said Feller joked that he had the pacemaker put in “to make me stronger for spring training.”
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