Bill Clinton hospitalized, spokesman says
Former President Bill Clinton was admitted to the hospital, according to his spokesperson on Twitter.
Angel Urena wrote Mr. Clinton was admitted to [the University of California, Irvine] Medical Center in order to be treated for a non-COVID related infection .”
Mr. Clinton had to be admitted on Tuesday. Mr. Urena didn’t give any details about the exact nature of Mr. Clinton’s infection.
“He’s doing well, is in good spirits and is extremely grateful to the nurses, doctors and staff who provided him with exceptional care,” Mr. Urena stated.
The former president is 75. He has had some heart- and lung problems in the past including quadruple bypass surgery in 2004, and a collapsed lungs in 2005..
He also had 2 stents placed in his heart in 2010.
But, CNN’s medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta stated Thursday evening that doctors had ruled out any heart problems, citing conversations with Clinton’s doctors.
” What they believe is happening with the former president is a blood infection sometimes called sepsis,” Dr. Gupta stated.
Dr. Gupta stated that he was still in hospital Thursday night and would remain there overnight. He could be released Friday if he continues to respond to antibiotics.
He said that the former president is currently in the intensive care unit but it was more for privacy reasons than to actual danger.