Former President Bill Clinton is currently hospitalized and is recovering from an infection unrelated to COVID. Deadline reports that Clinton is currently recovering at UCI Medical Center in Orange, California. Angel Urena, spokesman for Clinton, said he was admitted on Tuesday, October 12.
“He is fit, in a good mood and is incredibly grateful to the doctors, nurses and staff who provide him with excellent care,” Urena said. According to CNN, Clinton’s disease began as a urinary tract infection before spreading to his bloodstream, a condition known as sepsis. Sepsis can be fatal, but luckily Clinton is well cared for. At the time of his hospitalization, Clinton was in California on business for the Clinton Foundation, the network reported.
Clinton’s doctors, Dr Alpesh Amin and Dr Lisa Bardack, confirmed that Clinton had the infection and were hospitalized for close monitoring. He also received antibiotics and fluids to help him with his treatment.
“He remains in the hospital for continuous monitoring,” the doctors said, adding that Clinton “is responding well to antibiotics.” Clinton’s team of California doctors insists they are in “constant communication” with her New York-based medical team, which includes her cardiologist. “We hope to have him at home soon,” they said.
Clinton, 75, underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2004. Since then, he had two coronary stents implanted in 2010, which he received after complaining of chest pain. Clinton has since adopted a plant-based diet.