President Joe Biden stated that Bill Clinton is in good health and will soon be released from the Southern California hospital where he was being treated for an illness.
During remarks at the University of Connecticut, Biden stated Friday that he had spoken with Clinton and that the former president “sends him his best.”
Biden stated, “He’s doing great; he really is.”
Biden stated that he was not in any serious medical condition. As I understand it, he will soon be out. I don’t know if it’s tomorrow or next day.
Clinton, 75, was admitted Tuesday to the University of California Irvine Medical Center in southeast Los Angeles with an infection that wasn’t related to COVID-19. His spokesman confirmed.
A Clinton aide said Clinton suffered from a urological infection which spread to his bloodstream. However, Clinton is now well and has not been in septic shock. This could be life-threatening.
Angel Urena, a Clinton spokesperson, stated Friday that Clinton would be kept in hospital overnight for further intravenous antibiotics.
Urena stated in a statement that “all health indicators are trending towards the right direction”, including his white blood count, which has fallen significantly.”
The statement stated that President Clinton is in good spirits and was deeply grateful for the extraordinary care he received and the well wishes he received from people all over America and around the globe.
According to the aide, Clinton was being treated in the intensive care section but not ICU.
According to the aide, Clinton was reading books and watching TV news coverage on his hospitalization. Hillary Clinton was there with him, but not his daughter Chelsea Clinton.
The former president has had many health problems since leaving the White House in 2001. After suffering from prolonged chest pains, shortness of breath and prolonged chest pains in 2004, he had quadruple bypass surgery. In 2005, he was admitted to the hospital with a partially collapsed lung. He had two stents placed in his coronary artery in 2010.
He decided to adopt a largely vegetarian diet, which helped him lose weight and improve his health.
Clinton returned repeatedly to the campaign trail, campaigning for Democratic candidates. This included his wife Hillary during her unsuccessful 2008 presidential bid. In 2016, Hillary Clinton was seeking the White House as Democratic nominee. Bill Clinton, then a grandfather, returned to the campaign trail.