Former US President Bill Clinton in hospital with ‘non-covid’ infection – ‘On the mend’ | World | News
Bill Clinton, 75, was admitted to the University of California Irvine Medical Center on Tuesday, his spokesman has confirmed. Mr Clinton’s spokesman, Angel Ureña, posted on Twitter: “On Tuesday evening, President Clinton was admitted to UCI Medical Center to receive treatment for a non-Covid-related infection.
“He is on the mend, in good spirits, and is incredibly thankful to the doctors, nurses, and staff providing him with excellent care.”
According to CNN, the 42nd President was hospitalised with a suspected blood infection.
Mr Angel Ureña also posted a joint statement from the ex-POTUS’ physicians, Dr Alpesh Amin and Dr Lisa Bardack.
The statement read: “President Clinton was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center and diagnosed with an infection.
“He was admitted to the hospital for close monitoring and administered IV antibiotics and fluids.
“He remains at the hospital for continuous monitoring.
“After two days of treatment, his white blood cell count is trending down and he is responding to antibiotics well.
“The California-based medical team has been in constant communication with the President’s New York-based medical team, including his cardiologist.
“We hope to have him go home soon.”
Reports suggest the ex-POTUS could leave hospital as early as Friday.
However, this is not the first time the former Democratic Commander-in-Chief has had a health scare.
Mr Clinton has previously suffered from heart problems.
Following surgery in 2004, he even announced he had adopted a vegan diet to improve his health.
It has since been revealed however that the former President has added fish to his diet.
Mr Clinton served in the Oval Office from 1993 to 2001.
He first reached the White House after defeating the then incumbent President, George HW Bush, in 1992.
Clinton returned to power four years later with a landslide victory against the Republican candidate Bob Dole.
Mr Clinton’s wife, ex-Secretary of State Hillary, launched her own bid for the White House in 2016.
However, in a shock result, she was defeated by businessman-turned-GOP-candidate Donald Trump by 306 electoral college votes to 232.