LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Former United States President Bill Clinton was hospitalized Thursday with an infection, a 75-year-old spokesman said.
Doctors say Clinton is responding well in central Irvine, California. The infection was not related to the corona virus.
“On Tuesday evening, President Clinton was admitted to UCI Medical Center to be treated for a non-covidial infection,” former presidential spokeswoman Angel Urina wrote on Twitter.
“She is OK, and is incredibly grateful to the doctors, nurses and staff for providing her with the best care.”
Doctors at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center confirmed that Clinton had been admitted.
Urina tweeted a statement from Clinton’s doctors at the hospital, Dr. Alpesh Amin and Dr. Lisa Bardick.
The statement said President Clinton was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center where he was diagnosed with an infection.
He was admitted to the hospital for close monitoring and administered IV (intravenous) antibiotics and fluids.
“He remains in the hospital for constant monitoring. After two days of treatment, his white blood cell count is declining and he is responding well to antibiotics.”
“We hope they will return home soon,” the statement added.
An AFP correspondent at the hospital said the scene was suppressed, with no sign of a VIP patient, except for a large media pack that had been parked in the car park.
CNN reported that the urinary tract infection had spread to Clinton’s blood.
News Channel medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta said Clinton felt tired during a visit to California on Tuesday and went to the hospital for testing, which ruled out COVID-19 and heart-related problems.
Clinton served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Elected at the age of 46, he was the third youngest president in US history and the first baby boomer to hold the post.
In 1998, Clinton was indicted by the House of Representatives – the only other president in US history who lied about his relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, and was finally acquitted by the Senate in February 1999.
In 2004, at the age of 58, doctors underwent a quadruple bypass operation after finding signs of widespread heart disease.
Fearing for her health, Clinton – who was known for her love of fatty foods – went on a vegetarian diet.
In 2010, she underwent stent surgery after suffering a heart attack.
That same year, he said his decision to move to Wagon was not difficult.
“Not when you have. [had a] A quarter of a heart bypass and you want to be a grandfather, “Clinton said at an event hosted by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in Dallas.