Bill Clinton in hospital with non-COVID infection

The former US president was admitted to a hospital in California but is already ‘on the mend’, a spokesman said.

Bill Clinton, an Arkansas native, served as America's 42nd president from 1993 to 2001 [File: Leah Millis/Reuters]

Former US President Bill Clinton has been admitted to hospital with a non-COVID-related infection, a spokesman said on Thursday evening.

Clinton, 75, was admitted to the University of California Irvine Medical Center, Angel Urena wrote on social media.

He gave no further details except to say that the infection was not COVID-related. But according to The Hill news website, Clinton has been admitted due to sepsis – the body’s extreme response to infection.

 

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

CNN also reported that Clinton was in the intensive care unit, primarily to give him privacy.

President Joe Biden who spoke with the former president on Friday, said that he seemed to be doing well.

“President Biden and President Clinton look forward to seeing each other again soon,” White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre said. “President Biden wishes President Clinton a speedy recovery.”

Clinton, who is from the southern state of Arkansas, was the United States’ 42nd president, holding office from 1993 until 2001.

Source: News Agencies

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