Former President Bill Clinton hospitalized for ‘non-COVID-related infection’: Reports

The New York Times reported Thursday that former President Bill Clinton had been hospitalized for what was initially described as a “non-COVID-related infection.”

The news came by way of a spokesperson who said in a tweet that the Clinton “is on the mend” after being admitted to a California hospital Tuesday.

“He is on the mend, in good spirits and is incredibly thankful to the doctors, nurses, and staff providing him with excellent care,” Angel Ureña said, according to the Times.

“Remains at the hospital”

Citing an aide to the ex-president, the Times later revealed that Clinton had suffered a “urological infection that developed into sepsis.”

In another tweet, Ureña shared a statement from Clinton’s doctors, Alpesh Amin and Lisa Bardak, who said the former president has been under “close monitoring” and received “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 doctors said. The statement added:

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.

“He’s doing fine”

According to USA Today, sepsis is a blood infection that can be fatal if left untreated. But an aide to the former president said he didn’t go into sepsis shock, a more serious condition that involves a severe and sudden loss in blood pressure.

Clinton, who is 75, was reportedly in southern California to take part in a fundraising event Thursday for his family namesake’s foundation. USA Today said his wife, Hillary, appeared at the event “before joining Clinton at the hospital.”

A spokesperson for the White House told the outlet that President Joe Biden checked in with Clinton in a Friday phone call.

“He’s doing fine. He really is,” Biden said later, according to USA Today. “He’s not in any serious condition. He’s getting out shortly as I understand.”

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