September 29, 2022 5:22 am
Clinton, on the mend, ‘touched by outpouring of support’

Clinton, on the mend, ‘touched by outpouring of support’

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton released a video saying he is on the road to recovery after being hospitalized in Southern California for six days to treat an infection unrelated to COVID-19.

The 75-year-old Clinton, who arrived Sunday at his home in New York, said in the Wednesday video that he was glad to be back home and that he was “so touched by the outpouring of support” he received while hospitalized last week.

A Clinton aide said that the former president suffered from a urological infection which spread to his bloodstream . However, he was doing well and didn’t go into septic shock. This could have been life-threatening.

Clinton also expressed gratitude to the nurses and doctors at the University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California.

In the years since Clinton left the White House in 2001, he has faced health scares. In 2004, he underwent quadruple bypass surgery after experiencing prolonged chest pains and shortness of breath. After suffering from a partially collapsed lung, he was admitted to the hospital in 2005,. In 2010, he had two stents placed in his coronary artery. He responded by adopting a largely vegetarian diet, which helped him lose weight and improve his health.