CNN was among multiple news organizations reporting on Friday that the former North Carolina senator has a life-threatening heart condition.
A federal judge disclosed Friday that former presidential candidate John Edwards has a life-threatening heart condition, a court source confirmed to CNN.
Edwards had sought a delay in his criminal corruption trial, scheduled to begin this month.
Attorneys and the federal judge met in a North Carolina courtroom Friday afternoon for a status hearing regarding the pending trial of Edwards, a former U.S. senator.
Edwards appeared at Friday's hearing. His lawyers had made the motion for a delay under seal, but some of its details were publicly revealed by the judge in the open hearing.Reuters reminds us of the legal cloud hanging over Mr. Edwards.
The North Carolina Democrat, 58, is accused of secretly accepting more than $900,000 from two wealthy supporters to help cover up an affair and a child conceived with a videographer working for his 2008 presidential campaign.The judge asked for an update on Mr. Edwards' condition at the end of February.