Pennsylvania Lt. Gov Fetterman's Senate campaign says his stroke recovery will determine under what conditions he agrees to any debate with Republican challenger Mehmet Oz.
The Democrat suffered a stroke earlier this year, significantly hampering his ability to campaign, and only returned to the campaign trail on August 12.
According to Fetterman's campaign, they are in good health and have no problem conversing with each other, but the "chaotic auditory environment" can cause problems.
"We're working to figure out what a fair debate would look like, given the long-term effects of the hearing process," said Rebecca Katz, a strategist for the Fetterman campaign.
Fetterman, along with his wife, will join Stephanie Ruhle on MSNBC for what is being billed as his first sit-down interview since suffering a stroke in May on Wednesday night.
The Oz campaign released a list of derisive "concessions" they would make to Fetterman for the debate, including "at no point will Dr. Oz intentionally hurt John's feelings."