(CNN) - Former presidential candidate John Edwards arrived in Haiti Thursday, the same day he admitted to fathering a child with a former campaign worker, Reuters reported.
Joyce Fitzpatrick, a spokeswoman for Edwards, confirms to CNN the former North Carolina senator was planning to travel to Haiti Thursday with about 30 doctors to help in the relief effort.
The group was also bringing supplies, according to Fitzpatrick. It remains unclear how long Edwards is planning on staying in Haiti, which was ravaged by an earthquake over a week ago.
- CNN's Kevin Bohn contributed to this report