Former United States President Bill Clinton is now recovering after receiving two days of treatment for an infection that had him hospitalized in California, according to his doctors on Thursday.
Clinton, 75, was admitted to the University of California Irvine Medical Center Tuesday evening “for a non-COVID-19 infection,” according to information from his spokesman Angel Urena that was posted on Twitter.
“He is on the mend, in good spirits, and incredibly thankful to the doctors, nurses and staff providing him with excellent care,” Urena said in his tweet. The spokesman then spoke to Reuters: “He’s up and about, joking and charming the hospital staff.”
Clinton went to the hospital after feeling fatigued and was diagnosed with an infection of the bloodstream that doctors believe started as a urinary tract infection, CNN reported, citing his doctors.
The former president’s physicians, Alpesh Amin and Lisa Bardack, said he was “admitted to the hospital for close monitoring and administered IV antibiotics and fluids.”
“He remains at the hospital for continuous monitoring,” they went on to say in a statement. “After two days of treatment, his white blood cell count is trending down and he is responding to antibiotics well.”
“We hope to have him go home soon,” they continued.
CNN then cited doctors stating that Clinton was put in the intensive care unit not because of the severity of his condition, but to provide him with privacy.
“Clinton, a Democrat who was president from 1993-2001, has had past health issues, including a 2004 quadruple bypass surgery and a 2010 procedure to open a blocked artery in his heart with two stents. CNN reported that Clinton’s current hospital stay is not related to his heart issues,” the Newsmax report said.
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